code of conduct unveiled for Apex Park dog walkers after attack
District Council has this week published a new version of its
code of conduct for dog walkers at Apex Park in Highbridge following
a dog attack there last weekend.
first reported here,
a teenager suffered injuries when she was attacked by by a white
Bull Mastiff running loose.
District Council said this week it is "committed to working
with dog owners to ensure all park users can enjoy Apex Park as
well as other open spaces across the district."
Sam Taylor said: "Whilst we welcome dog walkers at Apex Park
we do ask pet owners to follow a basic code of conduct."
example, dogs should be kept on a lead near the cycle path, their
mess always cleared up and disposed of within dog waste bins,
with dogs being kept under close supervision at all times to ensure
they do not disturb wildlife or other park users."
a dog is likely to run off, become aggressive or disturb other
park users they should be kept on a lead at all times. The childrens
play areas and skatepark are off limits to all dogs."
added: "Most dog owners follow the code of conduct, however,
to help further promote responsible dog ownership within Apex
Park, Sedgemoor has revamped its leaflet on 'Dog walking in Apex
leaflet, which explains the code of conduct, is available online
or by request on 01278 436420.
information signs have been erected across the park reminding
dog owners of their responsibilities. Our Dog Wardens regularly
patrol the park speaking with dog owners and encouraging responsible
ownership. We can also issue fixed penalty notices when owners
have not cleared up after their dog."
you are concerned about dog fouling within the park please contact
Sedgemoors Dog Wardens on 01278 435210. Concerns regarding
dangerous and aggressive dogs should be referred to Avon and Somerset
Police on 101 or in an emergency 999.