5 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 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?
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?
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?
Owners and dogs need to be allowed to have their dogs off the lead when in parks otherwise there won’t be many places people can take their dogs. The majority of owners are responsible dog owners, however to help educate Council should do more I.e clear signs around the parks explaining any public bin can be used for dog faeces in bags, explaining about the danger to children from dog faeces I.e can cause blindness. My cousin was blinded in one eye as a child from dog faeces. You would be surprised the number of people who are still not aware of Toxocariasis. Signs encouraging good Dog etiquette should be encouraged e.g putting on a lead if passing people with children or elderly or if someone seems nervous around dogs. People should always carry their own poop bags but council should also make dog bags available to buy in parks even if it’s just a nominal cost either from a machine or local cafe. With sports pitches dogs to be kept on lead when matches/games in progress.
Neither agree nor disagree
It is vital there is a space for dogs to exercise off lead, responsible dog owners shouldn’t be subjected to collective punishment because of the few.
Measures ensuring owners are carrying sufficient bags and are removing dog foul are sensible, requiring dogs remain on lead in all parks is excessive.