SEFTON: TAKE A LEAD
THE council should remember when joining in to vilify dog owners that around a quarter of all taxpayers own dogs.
This is of course a great way of not addressing the real issue which is an overall lack of space.
All recent arguments boil down to lack of space.
In more forward-thinking towns in the UK they have ‘off lead’ dedicated spaces.
How about designating some new, dog-friendly areas as a balance to the proposed restrictions?
It probably is too late to do this in Southport as it is so overdeveloped, but if you get fed up of so many dogs in your park or on the beach blame the council and town planners, not dog walkers.
Dogs are good for physical and mental health as well as reducing blood pressure.
Dogs, as much as people, enjoy a good run and need space to interact with other dogs to learn courtesy and manners. A whole life on a lead is cruel to suggest.
I hope I’m proved wrong and informed of all of the ‘off-lead’ areas that I don’t know about in Southport.
See you there. Liz Palmen via email