DOG owners are on alert after a Merseyside borough made plans to ban dogs with a shock list of 117 public places issued.
In a bid to clamp down on dog fouling and other incidents in the area, Wirral Council has drawn up a list of playgrounds, picnic areas and sports pitches where dogs would be forbidden. The new rules will also include areas like cemeteries where the animals would need to be kept on leads. Many local dog owners are outraged at the news, with one writing on Twitter: “How about the feckless parents and their unruly offspring... most dog owners like myself have the poo bags and the decency to pick up the mess our dogs make."
A third added: "The 'Council' are fast making Wirral a place not to visit for Leisure etc. Before long it will be a peninsula of beggars and bike thieves."
"They're limited to play areas and sports areas, also keeping dogs on leads in cemeteries, why is that unreasonable!"
Another added: "Good. I am a dog owner and I agree that dogs should be banned in children's play areas and kept on the lead in some places."
The Public Spaces Protection Orders, (PSPOs) will be considered by the council in a meeting on January 15.