09 NOV 2017

'Dogs on Leads' Order Dropped

At Tuesday night's Cabinet meeting Suffolk Coastal Councillors agreed to drop the planned 'General Public Space ProtectionOrder' proposal to fine owners who allow their dogs off the lead on grass verges, greens and allotments.

Therese said: "I know many owners that like to throw a ball for their dog and I thought these measures were slightly over the top. The response to the public consultation was clear that this wasn't supported – so I'm pleased the council has changed direction."

The Council is going ahead with plans to create public protection orders making it a requirement to clean up after your dog and banning dogs from children's play areas.

They are also proposing to re-consult on a larger ban area for Felixstowe beach during the summer months but which allows dogs on the beach before 10am and after 6pm.

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