Coventry & Warwickshire

City council plan to limit number of dogs walked in Coventry

People in Coventry could be banned from walking more than four dogs at a time under plans being considered by the city council.

The authority is also looking at designating zones where dogs need to be kept on a lead at all times and raising the fine for anyone who breaches a dog order from £75 to £80.

A report said the proposals were in response to complaints about people not being able to control their dogs.

A consultation has been launched.

'Consideration for others'

Craig Hickin, the council's head of environmental services, said: "We have some fantastic parks and they are to be shared by everybody.

"We need to make sure everybody can use them safely, fairly and with consideration for others."

The council has powers to create Dog Control Orders.

Zones where dogs might be banned could include gardens in city parks, churchyards, car parks and pavements next to roads.

Orders limiting the number of dogs walked at one time are already in place in Birmingham and Manchester, the authority said.

If the proposals are popular, the moves could be approved by the authority's cabinet in September.

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