Sorry to keep repeating ourselves but the message is simply not getting through to some residents. If you walk a dog on the Recreation Ground you must keep it on a lead and you must not take it within 5m of the Play Equipment.
At this stage we would like to keep this regulation at a local level. However, if offenders persist we will be contacting East Suffolk Council about establishing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) on the land. A PSPO is a power which allows a local council (in this case East Suffolk Council) to deal with a particular nuisance or problem that is detrimental to the local community and is designed to stop individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in a public space. If a PSPO is established, ESC would be able to impose a fine on anyone found guilty of not keeping their dog on a lead or allowing it to be within 5m of the play equipment.
We would also remind dog walkers that they MUST pick up their dog’s faeces and dispose of it in one of the many dog bins.