Dog control orders are back on the agenda in Warwick district

RESTRICTIONS on where dog owners can walk their pets could be rolled out to more spaces in and around Leamington, if officials’ recommendations are approved.

In September Warwick District councillors, despite a much-publicised campaign led by opponents, voted in favour of measures to impose new dog control orders which mean people are now be banned from taking their dogs to certain areas, including cemeteries, and required to keep them on a lead in others, including parts of Newbold Comyn and most of Warwick Racecourse.

Now councillors who sit on the council’s overview and scrutiny committee have put forward a list of play areas owned by the council, including at Newbold Comyn, Red Lane in Kenilworth and Priory Pools in Warwick, to which they think the order should be extended.

Parish councils are also being invited to submit to the district council areas where they consider appropriate for the control orders, which came into force at the approved sites this month.

A decision is to be made on the matter at a meeting of the district council’s executive committee on Wednesday at Leamington town hall at 6pm.