The Clean Neighbourhoods And Environment Act 2005
The Dog Control Orders (Prescribed Offences And Penalties, Etc) Regulations 2006
From 12 midnight on the 21st January 2013, the following three Dog Control Orders will come into effect under Sections 55-59 of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005:
- Dogs on Leads
It is an offence (maximum fine £1000) for any person in charge of a dog who fails to keep it on a lead at any time in the designated areas. The Order applies to the areas of land as listed in the schedule to the Order namely various cemeteries, ornamental gardens in various parks and bowling greens in various parks and recreation grounds.
This means that you must keep your dog on a lead at all times when on the land as listed.
- Dogs On Leads By Direction Order 2013
It is an offence (maximum fine £1000) for any person in charge of a dog if, at any time, the person fails to comply with a direction given to them by an authorised officer of the Council to put and keep the dog on a lead. This order applies to all the land in the authorities administrative area which is open to the air (which includes any land which is covered if it is open to the air on at least one side) and to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access (with or without payment).
This means that you must put and keep your dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer of the Council
- Dog Exclusion.
It is an offence for anyone in charge of a dog to take the dog onto, or permit the dog to enter, or to remain on any land subject to the Order. The Order applies to the areas of land as listed namely various cemeteries and various parks and recreation grounds providing equipped play areas, MACA’s and BMX bikes and skateboarding facilities.
This means that you must not take a dog into any of those areas of land as listed in the Order.
The offence does not apply to a person who is registered as a blind person in a register compiled under Section 29 of the National Assistance Act 1948, to a deaf person in respect of a dog trained by Hearing Dogs for Deaf People (Registered Charity Number 293358), or to a person who has a disability which affects their mobility, manual dexterity, physical co-ordination or ability to lift, carry or otherwise move everyday objects, in respect of a dog trained by Dogs for the Disabled (Registered Charity Number 700494), Support Dogs (Registered Charity Number 1088281) or Canine Partners for Independence (Registered Charity Number 803680) and upon which they rely for assistance.
The Dogs on Leads (City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council) Order, 2013, The Dogs on Leads by Direction (City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council) Order 2013 and The Dogs Exclusion (City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council) Order, 2013, may be inspected at the City Hall in Bradford and the Town Halls in Keighley, Ilkley and Shipley between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and copies obtained of them. This information is also available on the Council’s website at www.bradford.gov.uk
Suzan Hemingway, City Hall, Bradford BD1 1HY
Date: 20 December 2012