Dog ban areas proposed in Ebbw Vale, Tredegar and Abertillery

NEW dog exclusion areas could be introduced in Blaenau Gwent.

The council wants to ban dogs at the former steelworks site in Ebbw Vale, Mile Field playing field in Georgetown, Tredegar and to amend an existing dog exclusion area at Abertillery Comprehensive School and sports centre due to a new public right of way being introduced.

Residents can give their views from January 8 to February 4 as well as comments on existing areas or other areas the public thinks should be covered by dog control orders.

Notices will be placed at all of the sitesat the beginning of the consultation.

Comments can be sent to Blaenau Gwent Council’s Environmental Health Section, Anvil Court, Church Street, Abertillery, NP131DB or emailed to environmental.health@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk The council currently has the power to issue fixed penalty notices to those who breach three existing dog control orders, which came into force in January 2012.

They include failing to clean up after dogs, walking dogs in any of the county borough's dog exclusion zones and failing to keep dogs on a lead in designated areas.

Owners who fail to pay face court action and a fine of up to £1,000.

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5:59pm Sun 30 Dec 12

gatty says...

still alot of people walking their dogs and not picking up the mess i see it all the time.anyway anyone else noticed that these horse people never pick up their mess, and boy o boy horse crap makes one hell of a mess on the paths roads :(
still alot of people walking their dogs and not picking up the mess i see it all the time.anyway anyone else noticed that these horse people never pick up their mess, and boy o boy horse crap makes one hell of a mess on the paths roads :( gatty
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7:22pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Adrian Williams says...

Hope this gets extended to Newport. As a father of two young boys, I hate seeing dog crap in public parks
Hope this gets extended to Newport. As a father of two young boys, I hate seeing dog crap in public parks Adrian Williams
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11:08pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Robindabank says...

Tazers....
Tazers.... Robindabank
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1:43am Mon 31 Dec 12

Howie' says...

Robindabank wrote:
Tazers....
What? You want to tazer dogs? or may be dog owners! that is one hell of a screwed up society that you want to live in. Follow it to it's logical conclusion, country's like Saudi, Quatar or Nigeria where they flog kids in school............I'
ve lived in these places mate and trust me you would not want their practices brought in to your society.
[quote][p][bold]Robindabank[/bold] wrote: Tazers....[/p][/quote]What? You want to tazer dogs? or may be dog owners! that is one hell of a screwed up society that you want to live in. Follow it to it's logical conclusion, country's like Saudi, Quatar or Nigeria where they flog kids in school............I' ve lived in these places mate and trust me you would not want their practices brought in to your society. Howie'
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7:01am Mon 31 Dec 12

Robodad says...

Howie, lighten up, humour maybe?
Howie, lighten up, humour maybe? Robodad
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7:31am Mon 31 Dec 12

Dolieboy says...

Howie' wrote:
Robindabank wrote:
Tazers....
What? You want to tazer dogs? or may be dog owners! that is one hell of a screwed up society that you want to live in. Follow it to it's logical conclusion, country's like Saudi, Quatar or Nigeria where they flog kids in school............I'

ve lived in these places mate and trust me you would not want their practices brought in to your society.
Saudi, great place, chop off your hands for stealing. No community service there. Flogging the kids in school, what a great idea. Wait until Sharia law comes in then we will have these practices.
[quote][p][bold]Howie'[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robindabank[/bold] wrote: Tazers....[/p][/quote]What? You want to tazer dogs? or may be dog owners! that is one hell of a screwed up society that you want to live in. Follow it to it's logical conclusion, country's like Saudi, Quatar or Nigeria where they flog kids in school............I' ve lived in these places mate and trust me you would not want their practices brought in to your society.[/p][/quote]Saudi, great place, chop off your hands for stealing. No community service there. Flogging the kids in school, what a great idea. Wait until Sharia law comes in then we will have these practices. Dolieboy
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8:08am Mon 31 Dec 12

IJames says...

The laws already exist to deal with the problems mentioned and the council surely just needs to enforce them rather that introduce more to exclude responsible dog owners.
I'd imagine most people would expect not to take their dog on to a playing area but the 'steelworks' site is designed to have several long walks and paved areas that should be open to all.
If we ban things for all because we can't deal with the unruly minority then the minority rule. And where does it end?
The laws already exist to deal with the problems mentioned and the council surely just needs to enforce them rather that introduce more to exclude responsible dog owners. I'd imagine most people would expect not to take their dog on to a playing area but the 'steelworks' site is designed to have several long walks and paved areas that should be open to all. If we ban things for all because we can't deal with the unruly minority then the minority rule. And where does it end? IJames
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9:30am Mon 31 Dec 12

areyour4real says...

Anyone know why people keep dogs?
I think it's all a bit sinister.

To be honest people with cats are weird too.
Anyone know why people keep dogs? I think it's all a bit sinister. To be honest people with cats are weird too. areyour4real
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11:35am Mon 31 Dec 12

areyour4real says...

People who keep snakes and spider freak me out too!
People who keep snakes and spider freak me out too! areyour4real
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12:20pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Robindabank says...

areyour4real wrote:
People who keep snakes and spider freak me out too!
Now now Howie, simple spelling mistake, Tizer...makes poo bright orange so you can avoid it...
[quote][p][bold]areyour4real[/bold] wrote: People who keep snakes and spider freak me out too![/p][/quote]Now now Howie, simple spelling mistake, Tizer...makes poo bright orange so you can avoid it... Robindabank
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1:01pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Robindabank says...

Soz....Areyour4real.
...spelling mistake and wrong quote!,,
Soz....Areyour4real. ...spelling mistake and wrong quote!,, Robindabank
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