Dog mess and irresponsible dog owners are a blight on our streets. In every Safety Views survey the CSNB has carried out over the past four years, dog mess has been the most complained about issue. Camden Council is currently consulting on a potential new approach to managing irresponsible dog ownership across the borough and they would like your views. They recognise that the majority of dog owners are responsible and take care of their pets, however, there are a minority of irresponsible dog owners who don’t.
The Council is considering introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which will replace the current Dog Control Orders in Camden. PSPOs allow local authorities to restrict a wide range of behaviours that have a detrimental effect on people in public spaces. Issues the Council would like your views on include if and where dogs should be on a lead, how to deal with owners who do not clear up after their dogs and whether dogs should be restricted from entering certain areas. The consultation opened in May and will close on 3 August 2016.
The CSNB urge residents who are fed up with people not cleaning up after their pets to complete the Council’s online consultation by clicking this link: Dog Consultation.