4 months ago
The Council is proposing to make an Order that will require people to clean up after their dog(s) immediately if it defecates on public land. How far do you agree with this proposal?
Are you aware you can dispose of dog faeces in any Council public waste bin in parks or on pavements?
The Council is proposing to make an Order that will require people to place their dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer. How far do you agree with this proposal?
The Council is proposing to make an Order that will prohibit dogs from all marked sports pitches (during their respective seasons). How far do you agree with this proposal?
The Council is proposing to make an Order that there is a requirement allowing authorised officers to give a direction that a dog(s) be put and kept on a lead if necessary. Do you agree with this?
The Council is proposing to make it a requirement that dogs are kept on leads within all cemeteries owned and / or maintained by Newport Council. How far do you agree with this?
Do you agree that enforcement measures should be put in place to ensure that dog owners / walkers carry bags or other suitable means for the disposal of dog faeces?
I would like to mention another aspect about dogs in public and the phobia for dogs by a person which in fact affects the person’s mental health
I personally had bad experience by a dog owner who didn’t control her dog which approached my daughter and she and myself have phobia of dogs at a severe level and the incident left her in so much distress she was just 6 years when the incident happened and the dog owner was just talking over her mobile didn’t bother at all.
5 months ago
Neither agree nor disagree
Despite small signage being in place within Saint Woolos Cemetery, little or no notice is taken by irresponsible dog owners who appear to see the area as a large toileting area for their pets. I regularly observe a number of dogs running around off lead, clambering over the burial sites and graves and witnessing the pet doing its natural business whilst the apathetic owner conveniently walks by.
My much-loved and very much missed loved ones are buried in a part of St Woolos Cemetery that backs directly onto the natural burial site which, in itself, leads downhill to Coed Melyn Park. Because of an absence of railings surrounding the cemetery at that point, some owners find it convenient to walk their dogs, once again off lead, from the park up into the cemetery. Suffice it to say, on more than one occasion I have actually tread in faeces whilst visiting my deceased loved ones.
I therefore give my strongest support to the measures that I trust will be taken by the council to try and stamp out this appalling behaviour by the minority of dog owners who continue to flout the existing rule regarding dogs having to be kept on leads whilst in the cemetery . However, signage will never be enough to stamp out this contemptuous behaviour; it also has to be policed and those found guilty of this appalling social behaviour be fined heavily. Please note, I take no issues at all with those responsible pet owners who keep their dogs on leash whilst visiting St Woolos Cemetery. If surveyed, I’m sure they would be appalled by such bad behaviour.
The Cemetery should be a place of calm and provide solace to grieving families, it is after all, hallowed ground. As things stand, some see it as a place to allow their dogs to freely run around and foul whilst they casually walk by.
I think there should be a stated maximum length for dog leads.