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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Consultation on Proposed Dog Control Orders

Consultation on proposed Dog Control Orders

The consultation has closed.

Ribble Valley Borough Council consulted on proposals to introduce Dog Control Orders within the Borough. The full details are set out in the notice below.

Proposed Dog Control Orders Within The Administrative Area of Ribble Valley Borough Council (the "Council").

Notice pursuant to Regulation 3 of The Dog Control Order (Procedures) Regulations 2006/798 and Section 55(5) of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Ac 2005

Notice is hereby given that the Council is proposing to make the following five Dog Control Orders.

1. The Fouling of Land by Dogs Order 2014

The Order will replace the current order made under the Dogs Fouling of Land Act 1996 and its effect is to make it an offence to fail to immediately remove faeces deposited by a dog in your charge. This Order applies to all land, which is within the administrative area of Ribble Valley, which is open to the air, and to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access with or without payment.

This Order does not apply to a person who is registered blind or a person who has a disability which affects his mobility, manual dexterity, physical co-ordination or ability to lift, carry or otherwise move everyday objects, in respect of a dog trained by a prescribed charity and upon which he relies for assistance.

See The Draft Fouling of Land by Dogs Order 2014.

2.The Dogs on Leads Order 2014

The effect of this Order is to make it an offence if a dog in your charge is not on a lead in a designated area.  The designated area is Clitheroe Cemetery, Clitheroe.

See the draft Dogs on Leads Order 2014.

Map of designated area, Clitheroe cemetery.

3.Dogs on Leads by Direction Order 2014

The effect of this Order is to make it an offence if a dog in your charge is not put and kept on a lead of not more than 1 metre in length, when directed to so by an authorised officer.  This Order applies to all land within the administrative area of Ribble Valley, which is open to the air, and, to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access with or without payment.

See the draft Dogs on Leads by Direction Order 2014.

4.Dog Exclusion Order 2014

The effect is this Order is to make it an offence to allow a dog in your charge to enter a dog exclusion area.  This Order applies to any enclosed children's play area, skate park, tennis court, basketball court, bowling green or putting green, sports pitch(es) or any other recreational facility.
This Order does not apply to a person who is registered blind, is deaf, in respect of a dog trained by Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and upon which he relies for assistance or a person who has a disability which affects his mobility, manual dexterity, physical co-ordination or ability to lift, carry or otherwise move everyday objects, in respect of a dog trained by a prescribed charity and upon which he relies for assistance.

See the draft Dog Exclusion Order 2014.

5.Dogs (Specified Maximum) Order 2014

The effect of this Order is to make it an offence for a person to take more than four dogs onto any land within the administrative area of the Ribble Valley at any time.

See the draft Dog (Specified Maximum) Order 2014.

Some of the land affected by the above mentioned Orders is "access land" for the proposes of the Dog Control Order (Procedures) Regulations 2006/798

The hard copies of the draft orders and maps can be inspected at the Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2RA.