We know that on the whole dogs and their owners use our parks and green spaces responsibly but there are those few which we receive complaints about.
As a local authority we therefore need to have appropriate legislation in place to deal with these offenders. There are some changes to the existing legislation in relation to dogs in Southampton’s parks and green spaces which we would like to make you aware of. You can find the details of the dog control orders below but briefly we will be asking dog owners to help us by doing the following.
• Keeping dogs on a lead in cemeteries and on allotments.
• Clearing up after their dog.
• Not allowing dogs in play areas or land used by education.
• Ensuring dogs respond when called and obey their owners command when off the lead.
More information on the legislation and a list of frequently asked questions on the dog control orders can be accessed from the the link below.