Residents are being invited to have their say on Cheshire West and Chester Council’s proposals in relation to responsible dog ownership.
There have been many changes and improvements to our green spaces since the original Chester City Council Dog Control Orders and the Vale Royal and Ellesmere Port & Neston Byelaws were introduced. There are now a number of new parks and play areas and many examples where the landscape of an area has changed and the old legislation provisions are no longer practically enforceable.
The consultation asks for views on a range of suggested control methods in relation to responsible dog ownership which could become subject to FPN enforcement. These include:
• Dogs to be excluded from fully-enclosed children’s play areas that contain play equipment
• Dogs to be excluded from marked and maintained sports areas
• Dogs on leads at the request of an authorised officer – all public spaces except forestry commission land
• Dogs on leads in cemeteries and the crematorium
• Dog walkers to be restricted as to the number of dogs walked at any one time
• Dog walkers to carry sufficient means to pick up their dog foul
The consultation period closes on 28 April 2018.
The survey can be completed online (see link below) or by printing off the questionnaire and returning it by post.
Parish and town councils will be invited to submit their views and an officer will be available to attend meetings during the consultation period.
Other ways to take part:
Telephone: 0300 123 8 123
Research and Intelligence Team, Cheshire West and Chester
Council, 4 Civic Way,
The outcome of the public consultation will be considered by Cabinet in Autumn 2018