CWaC Consultation on irresponsible dog owners

Residents are being welcomed to have their say on Cheshire West and Chester Council’s proposals to tackle irresponsible dog owners.

Dog bin

The consultation asks for views on a range of proposals which could be enforced using Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN). They include:

  • Dogs to be excluded from fully-enclosed children’s play areas that contain play equipment to keep children safe from the risks of dog fouling (the bacteria from dog foul can cause blindness);
  • 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 (Only if requested by an authorised officer, not at all times)’
  • Dogs on leads in cemeteries and the crematorium;
  • Restrictions on the number of dogs that dog walkers can walk at any one time;
  • Dog walkers to carry sufficient means to pick up their dog foul.

The consultation will also ask for opinions on the possible use of DNA registration as an alternative to issuing an FPN and ensuring town and parish councils have the power to issue FPNs on land they own or manage.

Have your say

The consultation will run until 28 April 2018. Give your views:

The outcome of the public consultation will be considered by Cabinet in Autumn 2018.


 

WILLASTON SURGERY PARKING PROBLEMS

We have been contacted by Willaston Surgery about an increasing number of people who are using the car park when they do not have an appointment there. This means that patients who are unwell/have disabilities cannot park there for appointments. They have asked that people be considerate and find alternative parking. Even if you think you will only be using a space for 5 minutes, you could be stopping someone else who really needs it. The surgery is open from 8am-6.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am-12 noon on Saturday and Sunday. Thank you for your support.