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Council consults over dog control orders

Ilkley residents are being asked to give their views in a public consultation over the renewal of Dog Control Orders in the district.

The Dog Fouling and Dog Control Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) which came into effect in 2017 is due to expire in October this year.

The orders give Bradford Council the powers to fine people who allow their dog to foul in public, or who do not follow regulations such as to keep dogs on a lead in certain public areas and to ban dogs from children’s play areas in parks.

The Council believes the orders have been effective and wants to extend them but is keen to find out what the public thinks before doing so.

The consultation will run for 21 days, from today, and it aims to gather information about which issues are of most concern to residents and businesses which will help with adding new conditions to the PSPO’s and the areas they cover.

Cllr Abdul Jabar, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety, said: "We want the views of as many local people as possible to help form the future of the Dog Control PSPO’s to keep Bradford a safe place to live, work and visit.

"Feedback from the consultation will be analysed and used to inform the decision about how to progress the PSPO and make sure it is fit for purpose for the years to come.

“We need to make sure we have the right powers to protect the public from issues of dog control in public and to tackle the problem of dog fouling.”

To give your views, please visit.


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