Have your say on dog control

Mid and East Antrim  Council are consulting on further draft Dog Control Orders. (Editorial Image).

Mid and East Antrim Council are consulting on further draft Dog Control Orders. (Editorial Image).

New canine Control Orders being proposed by Mid & East Antrim Council could see dogs excluded from designated areas of the People’s Park.

Pet owners are being given the chance until April 4 to have their say on the latest draft Dog Control Orders being proposed for the borough.

As part of its consultation on six further draft Dog Control Orders, Council has organised a series of drop-in sessions with one taking place at Ardeevin on Wednesday, March 9, from 5-9pm. Detailed maps which relate to the proposals can also be viewed during the course of the consultation period at council premises including The Braid.

The additional draft proposals now proposed include four Dogs on Leads Orders requiring that dogs be kept on a lead of no more than 1.8 metres (6 feet) in length whilst in designated areas and relating to the People’s Park in Ballymena, Larne Town Park, Marine Gardens in Carrickfergus and also Carnfunnock Country Park ‘at proposed times’.

The others are - the Dogs Exclusion (Children’s Play Parks) which sets out to exclude dogs from Children’s Play Parks and Dogs Exclusion (People’s Park) sets out to exclude dogs from designated areas of People’s Park.

Residents can email comments to dogcontrol@midandeastantrim.gov.uk or get more information at www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk