Chance to have say on dog rule plans

Dog walkers on Lytham Green

Dog walkers on Lytham Green

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Have your say

A survey over proposed major changes to dog control in Fylde is now live and residents are being invited to have their say.

The consultation will be live until Sunday, January 15 and covers the proposed introduction of Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) for dog control and other potential sources of anti-social behaviour, under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The PSPOs differ from the existing dogs on leads and dog exclusion by-laws as they will allow for the issuing of a fixed penalty notice to the value of £100, reduced to £50 if paid within seven days. Among recommendations which have been considered by members of the council’s operational management committee are borough-wide PSPOs which require dogs to be kept on leads on all public highways and other locations, exclude them at various locations, including children’s playgrounds, and limit the number of dogs under the control of one person to a maximum of four.

There are also proposals to reduce the level of the existing restriction on Lytham Green and remove the restrictions completely in some areas.

Council officials are keen for as many people as possible to get involved in the consultation, which can be accessed at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/fyldedogcontrol and is expected to take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

Coun David Eaves, chairman of the operational management committee, said: “All members of the public are invited to voice their comments and opinions within the consultation, and these will all be take into consideration.”