Council wants your views on dogs

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Pendle residents are being invited to give their views on a whole range of issues relating to dogs and places where dogs can be taken.

From stray dogs to dogs perceived to be a danger, dog fouling to dog control orders, Pendle Council is currently consulting local people to gauge public opinion.

This follows Executive councillors agreeing to set up a working group to look at the impact of such issues on quality of life in Pendle.

Coun. David Clegg is the chairman of this working group. He said: “In late October, the Executive considered a report outlining the council’s present controls on dogs and how these will be affected by the new Anti Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act.

“After a lengthy discussion we agreed to set up a working group which would lead a public consultation on these wide ranging issues relating to dogs.

“Now we’re publishing a survey to give residents the chance to have their say.”

The consultation runs from early December, 2014 to mid January, 2015.

The survey will be shared with town and parish councils, residents’ and community groups, dog interest and welfare groups, and the council’s own area committees.

Street surveys will be carried out in Pendle’s town centres, and the survey is available online at

Coun. Clegg added: “The working group is keen to receive consultation responses from both individuals and organisations.

“Once the results of the consultation have been analysed, we will make a series of recommendations to the council if we can identify better ways of working or if we feel new controls are needed.”

For more information about the dog issues consultation, contact Adam Pearson, Research Manager for Infusion Research, on 661614 or