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Preston residents to have their say over city’s dog control orders

Posted on - 30th June, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Opinion, Parks, People, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News, Recreation
A consultation is now open to gather residents’ views.

Residents in Preston are being encouraged to share their views relating to dog control issues in public places as part of a consultation on current legislation.

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Preston City Council have launched a new survey to ask residents for their views on four Dog Control Public Space Protection Orders which are due for renewal in October.

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The consultation, which is open until Monday 10 August, is seeking residents’ opinions on the following pieces of legislation:

  • Fouling of Land by Dogs Order 2012 – Which makes it an offence for a person who is in charge of a dog which defecates on any land covered by this order and fails to pick it up.
  • Dogs Exclusion Order 2012 – Which makes it an offence for dogs to be exercised in certain areas of the city.
  • Dogs on Leads by Direction Order 2012 – Which makes it an offence for a person to fail to put their dog on a lead, when asked to do so by an authorised officer.
  • Dogs on Leads Order 2012 – Which makes it an offence not to have a dog on a lead when exercising it in certain areas of the City.

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Councillor Peter Moss, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Planning and Regulation at Preston City Council, said: “While dogs are a great source of enjoyment and companionship for many, it is vital that powers are in place to ensure people are protected from dog fouling or animals who are not on leads in some public spaces.

“These vital pieces of legislation help us to keep our public spaces clean and residents safe. It’s important everyone has chance to share their views on them before they are renewed.”

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