Dog walkers face fines

Dog walkers in a Lincolnshire village could now be fined after Cherry Willingham Parish Council updated long-standing laws to force owners to keep their pets on a lead in all public places.

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Dog owners could be fined for letting pets off the lead

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.