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Have your say on dogs in Pendle’s Parks

Published: Monday, 4th December 2017

Consultation begins on dogs in Pendle's parks

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People who use Pendle’s parks are being asked to give their views on proposals to introduce new protection orders.

Councillor Mohammed Arshad who leads on parks for Pendle Council explained:

“We need to update the old parks byelaws  to make them easier to enforce and introduce some new limited restrictions on dogs in designated areas of parks.

“Changes could include Pendle Council and parish council staff being able to insist on dog walkers putting their dogs on a lead anywhere in a park if it’s in the interest of public safety.

“We also want to know how people feel about  expecting dog walkers in parks  having to show they have poo bags with them so that they can clean up after their dog as they enter a park,” he said.

The consultation started on Friday 1st December and people are urged to complete the online survey  www.pendle.gov.uk/publicspace by Friday 19 January. 
 
The surveys are also available from Contact Pendle at Number One Market Street, Nelson (opposite Nelson Library) and from the Pavilion Cafés at Victoria Park Nelson and Alkincoats Park, Colne and Lakeside Café at Ball Grove Park, Colne.
 
And Pendle Council can post out the survey to people if they email Audrey Drinkwater on audrey.drinkwater@pendle.gov.uk or ring her on 01282 661339.
Councillor Arshad added:

“We want our parks, play and games areas to be great areas for everyone, including dog walkers and their dogs.

“But some people aren’t considerate dog owners and that’s why we’re looking at these new Public Spaces Protection Orders – because some changes could make a difference.”