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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by jamat, Jun 28, 2017.


  1. jamat

    jamat PetForums VIP

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    Reading the news online this lunch time an article caught my attention it read

    "Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is introducing new rules on Saturday which means owners who let their pets run free will be off leered to pay a £100 penalty.

    Failure to respond to the initial charge could lead to a criminal record.

    The council hopes the move will ilex courage people to keep their dogs under control in public...

    Is this the beginning of the end for off lead dog walking?
     
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  2. Muttly

    Muttly Fluffy Mutts Rule!

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    Does this span across the entire county or just in certain places?
     
  3. ShibaPup

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    It's a public space protection order - councils can make their own for their own area; covers public land but it could catch on if successful.

    Basically dogs must be kept on lead in certain areas - don't think it's anything new?

    "The new Order continues the requirement for owners to pick up dog fouling, keep dogs on leads in certain places and keep dogs out of certain sensitive areas. The fixed penalty for owners not complying with the Order has increased to £100, reduced to £80 if paid within the first 10 days. Owners who do not pay the fixed penalty fine could face a prosecution resulting in a criminal record, a fine of up to £1000 and having to cover the Council’s legal costs."

     
  4. steveshanks

    steveshanks PetForums VIP

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    Actually it just looks like a stamp down on bad owners, the on lead areas are fair (i think)


    The Dogs on Leads Order requires people in charge of a dog to put their dog on a lead and keep it on a lead in any area designated by this order. All these areas have signs indicating that dogs are to be kept on leads. The areas are:

    • Oaston Road Cemetery, Nuneaton
    • Bucks Hill Cemetery, Stockingford, Nuneaton
    • Attleborough Cemetery, Nuneaton
    • Coventry Road Cemetery, Bedworth
    • Marston Lane Cemetery, Bedworth
    • All roads within the Borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth (as defined by Section 142 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984)
    • All sports grounds, fields, parks and pitches not subject to the Dogs Exclusion Order 2014, when in use for authorised sporting matches
     
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  5. shadowmare

    shadowmare The dog doesn't bite, me on the other hand...

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    This isn't really clear... what does run free mean? If my dog is walking to heal but off lead in a place that doesn't specifically ask for dogs to be on lead, will I get a fine then?
     
  6. shadowmare

    shadowmare The dog doesn't bite, me on the other hand...

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    Never get people who walk their dogs off lead in cemeteries o_O
     
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  7. steveshanks

    steveshanks PetForums VIP

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    I think thats the press sensationalizing, as far as i can tell its just a clamping down on offenders letting there dogs "run free" in on lead areas.
     
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  8. steveshanks

    steveshanks PetForums VIP

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    I know right, its totally disrespectful.
     
  9. kimthecat

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    Doesnt sound like its a bad thing if its in the areas stated. TBH I wish some of my local parks were on lead only (not the bigger, wilder ones but some are primarily kids play areas or sports fields where it makes sense to have dogs under better control).
     
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    labradrk PetForums VIP

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    In most of the places where there are dog control orders dogs should be on a lead anyway out of respect for other users.

    I live opposite a lovely old church and the other night I could see a couple with three dogs not on leads sitting down in the graveyard with the dogs running around. Totally inappropriate IMO; it's not a park it's graveyard!! I wonder how they would like it if three off lead dogs were running all over one of their relatives grave? Likewise I see dogs off the lead on the beach where they are supposed to be banned for part of the year.

    The problem with these control orders is that who is going to enforce them? There needs to be more of them in my opinion where appropriate, but they aren't enforceable without the man power to enforce them.
     
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