New dog control orders have come into force in part of Lancashire to encourage dog owners to behave responsibly and keep their pets under control in public places.
The new orders for Lancaster have replaced the existing byelaws.
Failure to comply with the orders could result in a fixed penalty notice of £80 being issued.
Following a public consultation earlier in the year, the following orders will be put in place from November this year:
• Dog owners must remove dog faeces from all land that the public has access to.
• Dogs are not allowed on enclosed sports pitches, children’s playgrounds or the splash pool in Happy Mount Park.
• Dogs must be put and kept on a lead when directed to do so by an officer authorised in writing by the council.
• Dogs must also be kept on leads on all public highways, pavements and adjoining verges, including Morecambe promenade and pedestrianised areas.