Walk­ing area for dogs is re­jected

Plan to com­bat mess is turned down

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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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