Walking area for dogs is rejected
Plan to combat mess is turned down
A REQUEST for a fenced off area in a popular dog walking area where animals can be left off leads has been rejected.
Dog walkers are allowed to walk their pets at Bulstrode Camp, in Gerrards Cross, and do not have to keep their pets on leads.
Dog bins are provided at the site, as well as at East and West Commons, to allow walkers to clear up after their dogs, and people are also expected to make sure their pets are behaving responsibly while they are off the lead.
However, Gerrards Cross Parish Council’s commons committee has recently reported an increase in the amount of
It’s down to dog walkers to
make sure they are using the site correctly”
dog mess being found on the camp.
Following this, a request was made to the council by a neighbour of the site that a fenced off area could be put in place to protect the rest of the area from dogs.
However, the idea was rejected by the parish council as not being possible.
Peter Grimes, of the council’s commons committee, said: “There was a request for a fenced off dog walking area on the camp, but it’s not possible to put one there really because of the nature of the site.
“It wouldn’t be possible to police it properly, or to stop people who are not picking up after their dogs.
“We didn’t think that it would be realistic.
“It’s really down to dog walkers to make sure that they are using the site correctly and responsibly.”
He added: “It’s just not something that we could really see working.”
Because of the ruling, dog walkers will be able to continue to use the site as they do currently.
The camp is located near to West Common, and is in the middle of the Camp Road development.
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