Should Beaminster have a Dog Warden? – Your views please
In recent years the Town Council have noted an increase in reports on dog fouling in various areas of our town. We have also received reports of members of the public continuing to exercise their dogs in the Memorial Playing Field which is against the Public Spaces Protection Order for that site.
We acknowledge that the problem lies with the minority of dog owners who choose to ignore the Orders but we feel this is an important issue that needs to be addressed. One potential solution is for the Town Council to employ a dedicated Dog Warden for Beaminster and by working in partnership with Dorset Council it would enable us to enforce the Public Spaces Protection Orders relating to dogs.
The Town Council does not have funds set aside for this purpose therefore the associated costs would be funded via the precept, and this would consequently have an effect on council tax bills. Councillors would very much like to hear your opinion as to whether it would be an appropriate use of public funds.
The Council would also like to hear from anyone who thinks they might be suitable and interested in the position of Dog Warden. There is no doubt the role would have its challenges and full training must be undertaken.
For your say on any of the above please contact the Town Clerk, Christine Bright via email email@example.com