Proposals for keeping dogs on a leash in busy places in Maldon

MEMBERS of the public are invited to give their views on whether dogs should be kept on a leash in some of Maldon District’s busiest leisure areas and sensitive places such as graveyards.

All residents, whether dog owners or not, are asked to provide their input on various dog control measures proposed for the neighborhood.

This includes maintaining current regulations that prohibit owners from picking up their dog’s feces in public places.

As well as continuing to ban dogs from children’s play sites, he also proposes extending those rules to cover enclosed sports grounds such as tennis courts and bowling alleys.

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Residents are also being asked to comment on granting authorized officers the power to insist that owners keep dogs on leashes if their behavior is having – or is likely to have – “an adverse effect on the local community. “.

In addition, it is proposed to make it mandatory to keep dogs on a leash in these areas:

  • Maldon, Heybridge and Burnham cemeteries (at all times).
  • Promenade Park, Maldon, around the lake and the Byrthnoth Statue Extension (April 1 to September 30 only).
  • The Quay and West Quay in Burnham, stretching from the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club to Burnham Beach, including the beach itself (at all times).
  • Riverside Park, Burnham, covering Millfield Recreation Ground and the area adjacent to Remembrance Avenue (at all times).

Penny Channer, Maldon District Council Leader, said: “We want to encourage responsible dog ownership and the healthy enjoyment of parks and public spaces, whilst ensuring that canine companions do not cause danger or harm. nuisance to others.

“We hope that as many people as possible will respond to this consultation to help us continue to find the right balance.”

Council consultation on the ‘dog control order’ started yesterday and is open until May 31.

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