Folkestone and Hythe Council to urge people with pooches at Coastal Park fun event to be good dog owners

Contributed by editor on May 18, 2018 - 08:15 AM

Council staff will be taking the lead at a fun event in Folkestone aimed at highlighting issues around dog safety.

It takes place in the coastal park on Friday, 1 June, and there will be children’s games and goodies as well as a nature trail.

Staff from Folkestone & Hythe District Council’s enforcement team will be on hand with information about being a good dog owner, and will be talking to families about staying safe around dogs. Information will also be available on areas where dogs are not allowed for the summer season and other local rules around dogs.

Cllr Stuart Peall, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “Half term is the perfect opportunity for families to get out and about and enjoy everything that our wonderful district offers.

“We know that many people consider their dogs to be part of their family but there are also those who are less keen and it’s important that we consider everyone’s needs.

“The event is a good opportunity for us to talk to parents and children about dog safety and responsible dog ownership, as well as to provide some fun activities for half term.”

The event runs from 11am to 3pm in the Lower Leas Coastal Park. Members of Folkestone & Hythe District Council’s grounds maintenance team will also be there, together with a community warden from Kent County Council.

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