Dog Control Orders - have your say

Submitted: 26th February 2013

There’s still time for High Peak residents to have their say on dog control orders being considered by the council after the consultation period was extended by two weeks.

The council is seeking views on its plans to encourage responsible dog ownership by making it an offence to take dogs into certain specified areas, such as children’s play areas, bowling greens and multi-use games areas.

The orders would also result in some changes to the rules on failing to pick up dog mess and allow council officers to require dogs causing a nuisance to be put on leads.

Consultation is already underway and people now have until 4pm on Sunday 31 March to share their views with us.

Councillor Anthony McKeown, executive member for community services, said: “The majority of dog owners do behave responsibly but it’s important that we consider all options for making sure this kind of behaviour is the rule rather than the exception.

“During the consultation so far I’ve met with dog walkers in Old Glossop and heard their concerns but I would urge anyone with a view to take advantage of this extension period and get in touch.”

The draft orders can be viewed online at www.highpeak.gov.uk  or at the council offices in Buxton and Glossop.

Comments can be made in writing to David Smith, Community Safety Manager, High Peak Borough Council, Town Hall, Market Place Buxton, SK17 6EL or by e-mailing at cleaner.greener@highpeak.gov.uk

Further information can be found in the documents below:

 

Last updated: 14th March 2013

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