Newham Council want your views on Dog Control Orders

Newham Council wants to know your thoughts on extending dog control orders which target irresponsible owners.

The council introduced a previous set of orders in May this year to target dog-related nuisance.

Now, after considering feedback from residents and businesses, the local authority is consulting on extending the current Orders to cover all land that is open to the air and is accessible by the pubic, irrespective of who owns it.

It includes green or open spaces, parks, highways including roads, footpaths, alleyways and grass verges, open air communal spaces, residential and commercial car parks, conservation areas, children’s play areas, sports areas and Multi-Use Games Areas.

The previous Dog Control Order consultation focused on designating land that was mainly owned and/or managed by Newham Council. This restricted where the Orders could be enforced. By extending the Orders to all land accessible to the public, council officers will be able to enforce at a wider range of public places.

Whether or not you own a dog, the council wants to know about dog-related nuisance in Newham and Current Dog Control Orders in the borough.

A proposed extension of Orders onto all land which is open to the air and to which the public are entitled or permitted access (with or without payment).

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Further information on the consultation can be found on the Newham Council website.

The consultation will end on October 25.