Dog control orders planned
rules are being proposed to clean up parks and play areas blighted
by dog mess.
The two proposed dog control orders were put forward in a
report from Maidstone council’s assistant director of environment
and regulatory services and are being considered by
The first, The Fouling of Land by Dogs (Maidstone) Order 2013,
will make it an offence if a dog owner fails to clean up after
their dog fouls any public area in the borough such as Mote Park
The second, The Dog Exclusion Order 2013, will bar dogs
completely from designated sites.
These would include all enclosed children’s play areas, any play
areas with a “no dogs” sign, and Maidstone Crematorium at Vinters
The orders would not apply to blind people, anyone with a
disability that affects their mobility, or deaf people with a dog
trained by the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity.
If ratified, the Fouling of Land Order is expected to come into
force later this month, while the Exclusion Order is expected to
follow in July.
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