Ottery group wants 'dog ASBOs' for town
A CAMPAIGN group which fought against Ottery dog-control orders, supports in principle the compromise reached over the Winters Lane Playing Field.
A CAMPAIGN group which fought against Ottery dog-control orders, "supports in principle" the compromise reached over the Winters Lane Playing Field.
This month the Herald reported how East Devon District Council (EDDC) chiefs agreed to ban dogs from the site but allocate them a small, fenced off strip of it and restrict the animals to leads in the Land of Canaan.
Ottery Dogs spokeswoman Mel Turner said group members hope the area, earmarked for the Oak Close end of the field, will provide "an area of green space to meet the needs of all the community."
The group, however, want EDDC to re-think over its decision over the land of Canaan and consider slapping irresponsible owners with a "dog ASBOs" instead.
You may also want to watch:
Mrs Turner said: "We feel this order should be amended to a 'dogs on lead by direction order' to avoid punishing the majority of responsible dog owners.
Ottery town council have backed both measures in the town. Mayor Glyn Dobson said this week that the council will discuss EDDC's decision over the compromise at its next full meeting.
- 1 Husband and wife team take over at White & Son Shoes
- 2 Headteacher pays tribute to small school with a huge heart
- 3 New women’s team created at Sidmouth Rugby Club
- 4 Family trip to seaside ends in dramatic rescue from rip tide
- 5 Walkers get ready to step out in the twilight for Hospiscare
- 6 Men replicating ladies at Ottery Bowls Club
- 7 Latest news and results from Sidmouth Bowls
- 8 Property of the Week: Trinity Court, Sidmouth
- 9 Plans to pedestrianise Sidmouth town centre put forward
- 10 'No further action' after 11 deaths at Sidford care home