Dogs out in force as pressure to reverse walking limit increases

Over 40 dogs, dog owners, and councillors from across South Ribble, protested outside council offices in Leyland on Thursday.

Friday, 3rd November 2017, 9:49 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:10 pm
Dog owners, walkers and councillors turned up outside South Ribble Council offices on Thursday.

The protest come after South Ribble Council introduced new dog walking rules which will see the number of dogs walked at any one time limited to four per person.

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Dog walkers, including Annabel Cookson, were there. Annabel fears she may lose up to £1,000 a month due to the limit.

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Dog owners, walkers and councillors turned up outside South Ribble Council offices on Thursday.

What’s next?

On Monday November 6 the council will host its scrutiny committee at 6pm in the Balmoral Suite, Wellington Park Hotel, Leyland.

At the meeting, committee members will discuss with cabinet members, including coun Graham Walton, the decision-making process behind the change.

Coun Walton said: “We’re not trying to stop the pleasure of people walking their dogs. It was decided for the health and safety of the borough that a limit was best.”

Dog owners, walkers and councillors turned up outside South Ribble Council offices on Thursday.

The committee will also hear from members of the public and others who object or agree with the rule change.

Representatives from the Leyland Warriors rugby club are expected to appear and voice their support for the new ruling.