We have received quite a few complaints about out of control dogs – particularly around Somerford Grove where the newly planted trees were damaged, and on Stoke Newington Common.
Hackney Council is now in the process of designing a consultation to find out the views of dog owners, dog walkers and residents on introducing Dog Control Orders. The vast majority of dog owners in Hackney look after their pets responsibly.
However, there are a minority who allow their dogs to act aggressively. Dog Control Orders are powers that councils have that can designate areas dog exclusion zones and require dogs to be kept on leads in certain public places.
Do you have any strong views on this issue? Let us know and we’ll advertise the consultation as soon as it’s live.