Thursday, August 20, 2020

Public order on dogs updated

We are pleased to update the Council's Public Space Protection Order following the resident consultation we ran last year asking whether dogs should be kept on a lead or excluded from certain areas including sports grounds and children's play areas.

The new places were suggested by residents and we received lots of comments and feedback to support each of the decisions that now form part of the new order.

Dogs must now be kept on a lead at Ormskirk Rugby Club, Tarleton Rugby Club and Tarleton Cricket Club.

The enclosed children's play area at Station Road, Hesketh Bank and the enclosed sports area at Evermoor Hub, Skelmersdale, will be areas where dogs will now not be permitted to keep these areas safe for children.

Full details of the order can be viewed at dog control.

Councillor Gareth Dowling, portfolio holder for communities and community safety, said: “We are really pleased to receive and act on all the comments and feedback residents took the time to tell us about. We know dog owners want to exercise their pets in a responsible manner and will support the decisions made to keep these sports grounds and play areas safe for their local communities. Residents concerned about any other areas can still submit reports to the council which will be taken on board in any future reviews."