Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Meet the people (and their pooches) in Tilbury

A LARGE NUMBER of agencies were down in Tilbury on Monday to meet people and discuss their views on a number of issues.

Among the issues.Residents are being asked their views on responsible dog ownership.

Thurrock Council’s consultation into dog control orders was launched on Monday (October 29th) by the council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Protection Councillor Angie Gaywood and by Councillor Simon Wootton.

Councillor Gaywood said: “Dogs can certainly be our best friends but when their owners aren’t responsible they can also become a real nuisance.

“However dog ownership can be a real pleasure and our well cared for furry friends encourage healthier lifestyles through regular outdoor exercise.

“To promote responsible dog ownership across Thurrock we are asking everyone – adults and children alike – whether they are a dog owner or not to tell us of their own experiences where they live and how we can work together to improve their areas whether they be residential, open spaces or play areas.”

Councillor Wootton added: “The vast majority of dog owners are responsible people. However, I really welcome this consultation opportunity for residents across Thurrock to express their concerns and give their views about areas in the Borough where they think dog control orders would have the greatest effect and what measures the Orders should cover, especially near toddler play areas.”

Visit thurrock.gov.uk/i-know/consultation and click on “Thurrock’s Dog Control Orders consultation” to get your views heard. Hard copies of the consultation are also available at council buildings including the Civic Offices, libraries and housing offices.

The consultation runs until December 10th.

YT spoke to cllr Gaywood about the day including the working partnerships across the borough.

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