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Brompton Av’ Alley Gates

After years of negotiations we have finally managed to get alley gates installed behind the College road shops and Brompton Avenue. The area had previously been a hotspot for Illegal fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour.

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Sefton Council Issues Dog Control Order

From 18th of June 2014 it will now be an offence to allow a dog under your control to foul any area within Sefton MBC boundaries without clearing away after the dog.

An “On-the-Spot” fine of £75 can now be issued with the ultimate sanction of a £1,000 fine. This follows multiple complaints from residents over many years.

Previously  I know of an instance where a Police Inspector in Victoria Ward has issued a £90 OTS fine for littering to an errant Dog owner.  The Dog Control Order creates a specific offence on which the Police and Wardens can act.

I have requested a copy of the DCO and will post a copy of the order here when I receive it.

The supplier “Anything dogs”  sell handy dispensers for dog-foul bags illustrated below.

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EXTRACT FROM DOG CONTROL ORDER 18th June 2014 SEFTON MBC
OFFENCE
3 (1) If a dog defecates at any time on land to which this Order applies and a
person who is in charge of the dog at that time fails to remove the faeces
from the land forthwith, that person shall be guilty of an offence unless –
(a) he has a reasonable excuse for failing to do so; or
(b) the owner, occupier or other person or authority having
control of the land has consented (generally or specifically) to his
failing to do so.
3 (2) Nothing in this article applies to a person who –
(a) is registered as a blind person in a register compiled under
Section 29 of the National Assistance Act 1948; or
(b) has a disability which affects his mobility, manual dexterity,
physical co-ordination or ability to lift, carry or otherwise
move everyday objects, in respect of a dog trained by a prescribed
charity and upon which he relies on for assistance.
3 (3) For the purposes of this article –
(a) a person who habitually has a dog in his possession shall be
taken to be in charge of the dog at any time unless at that time
some other person is in charge of the dog;
(b) placing the faeces in a receptacle on the land which is provided for
the purpose, or for the disposal of waste, shall be sufficient
removal from the land;
(c) being unaware of the defecation (whether by reason of not being
in the vicinity or otherwise), or not having a device for or other

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2014 in environment