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Residents asked for views on tougher rules for dog walkers

PUBLISHED: 16:07 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:14 10 July 2017

Belle, an eight-week old puppy (credit: Josh Divney)

Belle, an eight-week old puppy (credit: Josh Divney)

Josh Divney

Anyone caught walking more than six dogs at once could be fined £100 if new rules are introduced by Redbridge Council.

Redbridge Council has launched a consultation on new proposals which could see tougher controls on dogs in public spaces.

Under the current four separate dog orders, there are a number of spaces where beloved pooches are banned from entering, such as Ilford War Memorial Gardens and all children’s play areas.

Under the new rules, they would also be banned from Hainault Forest Country Park Farm and all council owned sports areas, such as tennis courts.

There would also be a new requirement where the number of dogs that can be walked by one person at any one time is a maximum of six.

The proposed PSPO will require owners to:

- Keep dogs out of some areas

- Keep dogs on a lead in some areas

- Put dogs on a lead when asked to do so by an authorised officer in some areas

- Clear up when a dog has fouled

It will not apply to those registered blind or using an assistance dog.

The closing date for the survey is August 27.


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