A Parish Councillor from Cherry Willingham says they have updated rules banning dogs from being let off their leads in response to complaints about dog waste. Martin Joy insists the change is about educating the minority of owners who let their dogs foul the streets, not the majority who don't.
Dog owners in a Lincolnshire village could now be fined up to £1000 after its Parish Council updated an old bylaw banning them from letting their pets off their leads in any public place. Officials in Cherry Willingham have made the change in response to complaints about dog fouling.
All public roads and rights of way in the village are affected by the change which also forces owners to clean up after their dogs. The Parish Council says that while the rules have not technically changed, except on one lane, they do now have the power to enforce the rules if necessary.