Pet control orders have dramatically dealt with problem, says councillor

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Roberts Park, where dog mess is down by 88 per cent Roberts Park, where dog mess is down by 88 per cent

Dog fouling in a park has been slashed by 88 per cent, claims a new survey of “poop and scoop” habits.

District-wide dog control orders introduced last year have dramatically cut the problem of unwanted mess at Roberts Park, Saltaire, said Shipley councillor Kevin Warnes, who campaigned for their introduction.

He called for dogs to be kept on leads in the park after his daughter Grace, then seven, was menaced by an out-of-control pet during a family picnic.

“The district-wide dog control orders came about when I started complaining about the dogs running amok in Roberts Park four years ago and asked for something to be done,” Coun Warnes (Green) said.

“It was a direct result of my daughter having been frightened – parks should be places where parents and children can enjoy the outdoors without such worries. To my amazement, I was told that it was only possible to do something on a district-wide basis and so we ended up with much more wide-ranging progress than I had anticipated.

“Part of this new regime was the new order affecting Roberts Park, where dogs are required to be kept on a lead at all times,” Coun Warnes said.

He said some dog owners had initially objected, but there was plenty of rough grassland nearby where pets could enjoy a good run. “Most people welcomed the new arrangements and most owners seem to have complied, although there is more enforcement required to ensure that everyone respects the new arrangements,” Coun Warnes said.

“In the meantime, a survey of the park carried out recently found that dog fouling has fallen by 88 per cent since the control orders were introduced, a spectacular improvement!”

Coun Andrew Thornton, Bradford Council's Executive Member for Environment and Sport, said: "It is great that residents and visitors have noticed this improvement, We introduced dog control orders across the district last year to make sure that everyone gets the most out of our stunning parks and open spaces.”

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1:08pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Good, parks are for people and kids, so no complaint about keeping dogs on leads. But remember it is still polite to cleanup your crap even on rough grassland.

I do sometimes wonder if some dog owners are brain dead though, and not just the ones with status dogs.
Good, parks are for people and kids, so no complaint about keeping dogs on leads. But remember it is still polite to cleanup your crap even on rough grassland. I do sometimes wonder if some dog owners are brain dead though, and not just the ones with status dogs. Bone_idle18
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5:47pm Mon 24 Mar 14

RollandSmoke says...

Strange how this rag allows comments on dog crap but not on stories about the number of cannabis related offenses going up. Dog crap "slashed by 88 per cent" says OCD statistician . "cannabis offences in the district climbed from 743 in the year from April 2010 to March 2011, to 888 for 2012-13 – a rise of more than 20 per cent". Is this the Same OCD statistician? Someone likes their Number 8's repeating. Is it a Masonic thing? Mmmm I wonder, could West Yorkshire Police drugs co-ordinator Dryan Bent be the OCD statistician? He seems to like talking crap. It's a crazy world, someone give Philip Davies an award that everyone will struggle to see what he's done to deserve and picture him with a kitten to make him appear human.
Strange how this rag allows comments on dog crap but not on stories about the number of cannabis related offenses going up. Dog crap "slashed by 88 per cent" says OCD statistician . "cannabis offences in the district climbed from 743 in the year from April 2010 to March 2011, to 888 for 2012-13 – a rise of more than 20 per cent". Is this the Same OCD statistician? Someone likes their Number 8's repeating. Is it a Masonic thing? Mmmm I wonder, could West Yorkshire Police drugs co-ordinator Dryan Bent be the OCD statistician? He seems to like talking crap. It's a crazy world, someone give Philip Davies an award that everyone will struggle to see what he's done to deserve and picture him with a kitten to make him appear human. RollandSmoke
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6:27pm Mon 24 Mar 14

we'recitynotbradford says...

When talking about the toileting behaviour of dogs couldn't the T&A come up with a more appropiate word than 'slashed'?
When talking about the toileting behaviour of dogs couldn't the T&A come up with a more appropiate word than 'slashed'? we'recitynotbradford
  • Score: 4

6:38pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Apollo says...

Good news - can we have something similar in Queensbury which is covered in dog sh1t from one end of the village to the other.

Every pavement is covered in the stuff.
Good news - can we have something similar in Queensbury which is covered in dog sh1t from one end of the village to the other. Every pavement is covered in the stuff. Apollo
  • Score: 6

6:46pm Mon 24 Mar 14

RollandSmoke says...

Apollo wrote:
Good news - can we have something similar in Queensbury which is covered in dog sh1t from one end of the village to the other.

Every pavement is covered in the stuff.
Bradford councillor Michael Walls (Con, Queensbury), a member of West Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel, said the cultivation of cannabis was rife in Queensbury. Lot's of sh1t both good and bad in Queensbury it would seem?.
[quote][p][bold]Apollo[/bold] wrote: Good news - can we have something similar in Queensbury which is covered in dog sh1t from one end of the village to the other. Every pavement is covered in the stuff.[/p][/quote]Bradford councillor Michael Walls (Con, Queensbury), a member of West Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel, said the cultivation of cannabis was rife in Queensbury. Lot's of sh1t both good and bad in Queensbury it would seem?. RollandSmoke
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8:53pm Mon 24 Mar 14

linebacker2 says...

99% of dog owners don't give a **** about their fellow citizens. Many just stand there grinning while their dogs foul our public spaces, even childrens play areas.
99% of dog owners don't give a **** about their fellow citizens. Many just stand there grinning while their dogs foul our public spaces, even childrens play areas. linebacker2
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9:03pm Mon 24 Mar 14

RollandSmoke says...

linebacker2 wrote:
99% of dog owners don't give a **** about their fellow citizens. Many just stand there grinning while their dogs foul our public spaces, even childrens play areas.
Yes that's what we need, more statistics. Would you care to explain how you arrived at that figure as it looks very much like a generalisation to me. Not like you at all.
[quote][p][bold]linebacker2[/bold] wrote: 99% of dog owners don't give a **** about their fellow citizens. Many just stand there grinning while their dogs foul our public spaces, even childrens play areas.[/p][/quote]Yes that's what we need, more statistics. Would you care to explain how you arrived at that figure as it looks very much like a generalisation to me. Not like you at all. RollandSmoke
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8:10am Tue 25 Mar 14

Bone_idle18 says...

RollandSmoke wrote:
linebacker2 wrote:
99% of dog owners don't give a **** about their fellow citizens. Many just stand there grinning while their dogs foul our public spaces, even childrens play areas.
Yes that's what we need, more statistics. Would you care to explain how you arrived at that figure as it looks very much like a generalisation to me. Not like you at all.
Folly, you have a healthy interest in this subject, if that because you talk a load of it? Lol
[quote][p][bold]RollandSmoke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]linebacker2[/bold] wrote: 99% of dog owners don't give a **** about their fellow citizens. Many just stand there grinning while their dogs foul our public spaces, even childrens play areas.[/p][/quote]Yes that's what we need, more statistics. Would you care to explain how you arrived at that figure as it looks very much like a generalisation to me. Not like you at all.[/p][/quote]Folly, you have a healthy interest in this subject, if that because you talk a load of it? Lol Bone_idle18
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