- Please put your dog’s mess in a bin. For obvious reasons, dog mess left lying around (in or out of a bag) causes problems for walkers, children, wheelchair and pushchair users and those cutting the grass.
- If you cannot properly control your dog around people or other dogs, please keep it on a lead.
- Please keep your dogs out of the BMX track and skatepark.
If you can identify an offender (by name and/or address), complaints can be made to the Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council Community Safety Patrol Team (firstname.lastname@example.org / 01256 844844). All reports will be treated in strictest confidence. Community Safety Patrol Officers have authority to visit offenders at home and issue a formal warning and/or fine (up to £50 for first offence; up to £1,000 for non-payment or repeat offences). Officers will also respond to a request to patrol the Field at a time when offenders are known to use the area.
Under Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, it is now a criminal offence for the person in charge of a dog to allow it to be “dangerously out of control” in a public place. A dog doesn’t have to bite to be deemed dangerous in the eyes of the law. Generally, if a dog bites a person, it will be presumed to have been “dangerously out of control”, however even if the dog does not bite, but gives someone grounds to feel that the dog may injure them, the law still applies. For more information, see www.gov.uk/control-dog-public. In the event of a serious dog attack, please report directly to the Police on 101. Standard advice is not to approach the dog or owner if they remain aggressive.
Thank you for your co-operation.
“Keep it clean; keep it green – please be responsible”