Let Dogs Play
Warwick District Council have issued a public notice of intention to introduce dog control in certain areas of Leamington and Warwick. Whilst we are not objecting to all areas, e.g. Cemetaries, Children's Play Areas etc.or to their demands to clean up after your dog, we are objecting to dogs having to be kept on a lead in Jepherson and Mill Gardens, Newbold Common and Warwick Race Coursefor the following reasons:
1. It is an important part of a dog's daily exercise to run around and play, there is limited space in Leamington and Warwickto do this.
2. The parks are for everyone to use and enjoy.
3. The parks are typically empty until at least 10am daily with the exception of dog owners and their pets.
Therefore, we object that dogs should be kept on leads in these areas unless of course they are of danger to others or disobedient to recall. It is strongly recommended that the Council do not put this order in place or at least allows certain hours on a daily basis that well behaved dogs can be let off their leads in these areas so we can continue to enjoy the parks/public areastoo and not be banished to remote and unsafe fields. Dog owners and dog loverseverywhere, show your support by signing up to this petition otherwise this could become common place in other areas of the UK. The closing date for signing this petition has been extended until the end of April 2011 due to the response Warwick District Council has received on this matter. Therefore, pleasespeakor write to as many people you know and ask them to sign the petition.Many thanks.