Playing fields dog ban dropped again
CONTROVERSIAL plans to ban dogs from all Hyndburn playing fields have been dropped for a second time.
A public consultation found more than 60 per cent of the 339 respondents opposed expanding public space protection orders to council-owned sports pitches.
Dog welfare charity Dogs Trust had also voiced opposition.
Under the existing scheme, which is set to expire, dogs are banned from children’s play areas and bowling greens and are required to be kept on leads in town centre areas and cemeteries.
The Observer revealed in September how Hyndburn council were looking to ban dogs from any designated playing fields to help keep the borough cleaner.
Under the new scheme, set to be approved by councillors at a cabinet meeting this week, the current order will be renewed and extended to cover the grounds of Churchfield House in Great Harwood after receiving support from 63pc of consultees.
Proposals to make it a requirement to keep dogs on leads in Foxhill Bank in Oswaldtwistle have also been dropped after nearly 51pc of respondents voted against it.