Westminster City Council Proposed Dog Control Order Consultation The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 The Dog Control Orders ( Prescribed Offences and Penalties, etc ) Regulations 2006 The Dog Control Order ( Procedures ) Regulations 2006 Notice is hereby given that Westminster City Council proposes to make a Dog Control Order pursuant to its powers under Section 55 of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005. Representations are hereby invited on the proposals to make the following Dog Control Order: PROPOSED ORDER: Fouling of Land by Dogs This order will apply to any land which is open to the air and to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access ( with or without payment) within the area of the City of Westminster. It will be an offence for any person in charge of a dog, which defecates at any time on any land within the City of Westminster, not to remove the faeces from the land forthwith. The order will not apply to a person who is registered as a blind person in a register compiled under section 29 of the National Assistance Act 1948, or to a person who has a disability which affects their mobility, manual dexterity, physical co-ordination or ability to lift , carry or otherwise move everyday objects, in respect of a dog trained by Dogs for the Disabled ( registered charity number 700454), Support Dogs ( registered charity number 1088281) or Canine Partners for Independence ( registered charity number 803680) and upon which they rely for assistance. Penalty Anyone who commits an offence under any of the provisions of the Dog Control Order may be liable on conviction in the Magistrates Court to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale ( currently £1000 ). Westminster City Council intends to issue £80.00 fixed penalty notices for the above mentioned Dog Control offence. Failure to pay a fixed penalty notice may result in prosecution. Consultation Any representations on the proposed Dog Control Order should be made to Westminster City Council before the end of the consultation period on 2nd May 2008. Representations can be made either by writing to CivicWatch - Dog Control Orders Community Protection Westminster City Council 5th Floor West Westminster City Hall 64 Victoria Street London SW1E 6QP Or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org For general enquires or if you want to find out more about these proposals please call telephone number 020 7641 1085. Further information can also be viewed on the Council’s website at www.westminster.gov.uk/civicwatch And at the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs website at www.defra.gov.uk Guidance on Dog Control Orders.
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