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Dog Control Order roadshow to tour South Lakeland
4:03pm Wednesday 8th August 2012 in News
MEMBERS of the public are being invited to have their say on the introduction of Dog Control Orders.
A Clean Street Roadshow is to tour the district from next week to allow people to put forward their views on the controversial issue.
South Lakeland District Council launched the Clean Streets public consultation last month and has already had a good response from the public with over 600 questionnaires completed so far.
The authority’s Enforcement Team will be at the following venues from next week: August 14: ASDA, Kendal, 9am to 3pm; August 16: Market Square, Ulverston; August 17: Market Place, Kendal, 9am to 3pm; August 18: Pets at Home, Kendal, 9am to 3pm; August 20: Main Street car park, Grange-over-Sands, 9am to 3pm; August 21: Joss Lane Car Park, Sedbergh, 9am to 3pm; August 22: Booths, Windermere, 9am to 3pm; August 23: Booths, Kirkby Lonsdale, 9am to 3pm; August 24: Market Square, Milnthorpe, 9am to 3pm; September 13: Westmorland County Show.
As part of the consultation, the council is seeking public opinion on a bylaw to give Police the relevant power to take action in response to public urination and defecation in the street.
The Clean Streets questionnaire is available online at www.southlakeland.gov.uk and paper copies can be obtained from the council offices at Kendal, Ulverston, Windermere and libraries across the district. Frequently asked questions and maps showing all the areas where DCO’s are being considered are also on the website and at all the places mentioned above.
At the Roadshows, the public will also have chance to find out more about the council’s community gas and electricity purchasing scheme called Power up Your Community.
This initiative is an opportunity for local residents to be part of a scheme that will help to reduce their energy costs.
SLDC staff will be on hand to discuss the benefits of the scheme and handing out information about how people can sign up for free.
More information is available on the council’s website at www.southlakeland.gov.uk or by calling 0845 050 4434.
Coun Clare Feeney-Johnson, portfolio holder for Environment and Sustainability, said: “I want everyone to visit the roadshows, complete a questionnaire and let the council know their views and opinions on Dog Control Orders and the other issues we are currently consulting on. We are considering introducing DCO’s throughout the district as complaints by the public show cleaner streets are a priority for all South Lakeland residents.
“People should also take the opportunity to find out more about the community energy purchasing scheme to help them save money on their energy bills. Our community buying energy in bulk will help find the cheapest energy tariffs on the market.”
To find out more information about Clean Streets or Power up Your Community, check the website at www.southlakeland.gov.uk or contact the SLDC Contact Centre on 0845 050 4434.