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A proposal to introduce a dog control order in the playing field.

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005

The Dog Control Orders (Prescribed Offences and Penalties, etc.) Regulations 2006 (S.I.2006/1059)

The Dogs Exclusion (Donnington West Sussex) Order 2012


Donnington Parish Council hereby makes the following Order:

     1. This Order comes into force on [date]

     2. This Order applies to the land specified in Schedule 1.

Offence
     3. (1) A person in charge of a dog shall be guilty of an offence if, at any time s/he takes the dog onto, or permits the dog to enter or to remain on, any land to which this Order applies unless-

(a) s/he has a reasonable excuse for doing so; or

(b) the owner, occupier or other person or authority having control of the land has consented (generally or specifically) to his/her doing so.

     (2) Nothing in this article applies to a person who-

(a) is registered as a blind person in a register compiled under section 29 of the National Assistance Act 1948; or

(b) is deaf, in respect of a dog trained by Hearing Dogs for Deaf People (registered charity number 293358) and upon which s/he relies for assistance; or

(c) has a disability which affects his mobility, manual dexterity, physical co-ordination or ability to lift, carry or otherwise move everyday objects, in respect of a dog trained by a prescribed charity and upon which s/he relies for assistance.

     (3) For the purposes of this article-

(a) a person who habitually has a dog in his/her possession shall be taken to be in charge of the dog at any time unless at that time some other person is in charge of the dog; and

(b) each of the following is a "prescribed charity"-

(i) Dogs for the Disabled (registered charity number 700454);

(ii) Support Dogs (registered charity number 1088281);

(iii) Canine Partners for Independence (registered charity number 803680).

     . A person who is guilty of an offence under article 3 shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of £75.[date order made]

Penalty
     4. A person who is guilty of an offence under article 3 shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of £75.

[date order made]

By order of the Donnington Parish Council

Signed..........................

Clerk to Donnington Parish Council

[SCHEDULE 1]

The above order relates to the Playing Field at Wiston Avenue, Donnington.