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New rules on Ribble Valley dog owners
4:55pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
NEW laws forcing dog owners to clean up after their pets and keep them under control in public places are set to be the subject of a public consultation.
The dog control orders could see owners faced with fines of £1,000 or fix penalty notices of £75.
Owners will also be forced to remove their pet’s faeces from public land and playing fields and to prohibit dogs from enclosed sports pitches and children’s playgrounds.
The plans were recently approved by Ribble Valley Borough Council’s community services committee and could become law by next spring.
Ribble Valley Borough Council's head of environmental health, James Russell, said: "It is everyone's responsibility to take pride in the borough and keep it clean and safe.
"Unfortunately, the minority of irresponsible dog owners who refuse to clean up or take control of their dogs are spoiling it for everyone else.”
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