A bit of history to assist newcomers. The subject of Dog Control orders was first brought up by the Council as a result of there being 20 dog related complaints in one year in East Park.

A survey of Park users was carried out to ascertain the public’s view on implementing more control over dogs in the park. As a result of this survey the Council have decided to undertake this six month trial period of control to evaluate the benefits and any difficulties that arise.

If successful the plans are to roll this out city wide.

For those who don’t know what Dog Control Orders are please click here to download the DCO¬† briefing paper which will explain a lot.