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New dog curbs in north end

Cemetery, school playground and playing fields ban

Published on December 20th 2011.


New dog curbs in north end

AN order which will introduce controls on dogs in north Liverpool will be enforced from the New Year. The order was approved following a month long consultation period and will apply to the Anfield, County and Kirkdale wards.

It means dogs will be banned from cemeteries, school play grounds and playing fields, children’s play areas and sports pitches in parks.

Dogs must be kept on leads  on pavements  and when owners are directed to do so by an authorised officer if dogs are causing a nuisance or annoyance in outdoor public places.

 Owners will still be able to exercise their pets, without a lead,  in general areas of parks   

Assistance dogs for people with disabilities are exempt from the order.

It comes into force from 1 January 2012.

Councillor Tim Beaumont, assistant cabinet member for the environment and climate change, said: “This order is aimed at encouraging responsible dog ownership.

There has been overwhelming support in the area for this initiative from teachers, friends of parks groups and local residents.

 

This is a pilot scheme and if it proves successful then we will look at extending it throughout the city.

 

It is about dog-owners showing pride in their neighbourhoods and acting responsibly.”

The Dog Control Order specifies five offences:

·       Failing to remove dog dirt 
·       Not keeping a dog on a lead 
·       Not keeping a dog on a lead when ordered to do so by an authorised officer 
·       Allowing a dog to enter land from which they are excluded

Breaches of the order would result in a fixed penalty or prosecution. 

As well as the order it has also been agreed that the fixed penalty for failure to clear up dog dirt be increased from £50 to £80. This applies across the city. 

Councillor Beaumont said: “There is a lot of public feeling about this issue and residents want us to take action. We’ve listened to what they have said and are introducing some of the toughest penalties in the country.”

 

 

 


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Stephen FaragherDecember 21st 2011.

who is going to enforce this then.......the council have sacked everyone havent they

Stephen FaragherDecember 21st 2011.

south and east the dogs can do whatever they want

Jack RussellDecember 28th 2011.

Rather than waste precious time waiting for a dangerous dog to soil a pavement or kill a smaller dog or child, the police should just arrest any ugly, crop-headed, scruffy male with a poorly-trained dog. They'd clear the streets of 90% of offenders in a week.

AnonymousJanuary 5th 2012.

i can walk my dog in other places but what makes me mad is i know of elderley ladies that can only walkas far as the cemetry they have calm small dogs and they always clean up after them i dont know what they are goingto do now and i think its unfair that all of us respnsible dog owners are being treated the same as the people that shouldnt own dogs

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