Your say on dogs

East Riding residents will have their say about revisions to the orders the county council uses to tackle dog fouling, to restrict dogs from certain areas and to control unruly dogs in public places.

The Dog Control Orders were introduced in 2009 and need updating to take account of various changes across the area.

Councillor Jackie Cracknell, portfolio holder for community partnerships, said: “I expect the orders to be similar to the previous ones which covered dog fouling, keeping dogs on leads in restricted areas, dog exclusion orders, which prohibit dogs in certain areas such as beaches in summer, and lead orders for out-of-control dogs.

“The orders need updating where areas are listed by name. Some areas mentioned in the orders no longer exist, while newly created walks and playgrounds need to be included.”

The council is currently consulting with parish councils about updating the orders. Once that consultation is complete, probably in the spring, the public will be invited to have their say.

Dog fouling and nuisance created by dogs fall within a category often referred to as environmental crime, which includes littering and fly tipping.