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Lambeth consults on dog controls

Lambeth Council is consulting on new dog control measures that aim to tackle dog-related anti-social behaviour.

Residents are being invited to comment on a proposed new Public Space Protection Order that would introduce dog-free areas, a maximum number that can be walked at once, and the power to instruct a dog owner to put their pet on a lead.

The order could also require dog mess to be cleaned up by those responsible for the animal and people who break the rules could face a fine under the proposals.

Councillor Rezina Chowdhury, Lambeth’s Cabinet Member for Sustainable Lambeth and Clean Air, said: “We have developed these proposals to tackle anti-social and irresponsible owners who have a negative impact on others.

“We get a significant number of complaints about these dog-related issues and are proposing a fair and reasonable response – so I would encourage as many people as possible to have their say.”

If adopted the protection order would apply across Lambeth alongside some additional proposals that would see extra restrictions applied to certain areas only such as play areas, memorial gardens, community gardens, cemeteries, wildlife areas and sports pitches.

The consultation, which is running until 26 March, is available here.

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