The Government is asking for everyone to stay at home. Their advice is that you can go for a walk or exercise outdoors for a short time, but to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home.
If using one of our parks, always stay two metres away from anyone not in your household. If you take your dog, please keep it on a leash at all times to help avoid contact with other dogs. Take your dog poo home and dispose of it in your red bin.
Where there are gates and latches in parks, please avoid using your hands to open and close them. If gates are off their hinges or left open, please leave them as you find them.
Cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only.
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There are some simple rules that apply generally in all areas.
As well as general rules, there are specific areas where dogs are prohibited or must be on a leash.
All specific leashed and prohibited areas are set out in the Council’s Dog Control Policy. The reason each area is prohibited or leashed is also explained (e.g. to protect wildlife).
There are some exceptions to these rules, including for disability assist dogs and working dogs. These are also set out in the Policy.
Whenever you take your dog out in public, always take plastic bags with you (and clean up after your dog) and always take a leash. This is because unexpected situations may arise that require a dog to be leashed to keep the dog under control or to keep it safe.