Speak out on dog foul rules

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Front Page -

● PUB­LIC con­sul­ta­tion has be­gun over pro­pos­als to tackle dog poo in Hal­ton.

Hal­ton Bor­ough Coun­cil is can­vass­ing for res­i­dents’ views on the plans to be able to im­pose Pub­lic Spa­ces Pro­tec­tion Or­ders (PSPO) to boost its pow­ers to pro­mote re­spon­si­ble own­er­ship.

Any­one wish­ing to com­ment should fill in the sur­vey at www.hal­ton. gov.uk/dog­con­trol or fill in pa­per copies, avail­able at Di­rect Link shops.

The con­sul­ta­tion runs from now to Septem­ber 28.

Lo­cal au­thor­i­ties have the power to cre­ate a PSPO where ac­tiv­i­ties are tak­ing place that can have a detri­men­tal ef­fect on neigh­bour­hood qual­ity of life.

The con­trols that are be­ing pro­posed in­clude: ● Dogs ex­cluded from de­fined ar­eas of Hal­ton ● Dogs re­quired to be on a lead in de­fined ar­eas ● Dog walk­ers re­quired to carry bags to clean up after their dog has fouled ● A re­stric­tion on the num­ber of dogs that an in­di­vid­ual can walk at any one time

Breach of a PSPO is a crim­i­nal of­fence which can mean be­ing is­sued with a Fixed Penalty No­tice of £100.

The out­come of the con­sul­ta­tion will be con­sid­ered by Hal­ton’s Ex­ec­u­tive Board in the Au­tumn.

Ac­tion is planned

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