Decision maker: Environment Cabinet Member Pre-Meeting
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
(1) That the Cabinet Member for Environment agrees to the amendment of the Dogs Exclusion (Brighton and Hove) Order 2009, for Queens Park resulting in no dogs (whether on a lead or otherwise) being permitted inside the fenced Southern Lawns area, the Quiet Garden, the Wild Garden, the cascade area tennis courts and bowling green as set out on the map attached at Appendix 1.
(2) That the amended Dog Control Order comes into force on 1 January 2011.
There is a majority community view for changing the current rules relating to dogs for Queens Park. By the end of September 2010 those that have asked for change have submitted a 2035 signed petition along with 390 postcard responses, 33 letters/emails and 25 comments on the Councils consultation. Residents and park users that have requested the status quo remain have submitted a 333 petition, 3 letters/emails of support and 11 comments on the Councils consultation portal.
Alternative proposals were received by a group advocating no change to the current rules. The Council received a 333 signed petition from this group for the July environment cabinet members meeting. We have received 3 responses from individuals and 11 comments on the Councils consultation portal during the statutory consultation period.
Report author: Roy Pickard
Publication date: 04/11/2010
Date of decision: 04/11/2010
Decided at meeting: 04/11/2010 - Environment Cabinet Member Meeting
Effective from: 12/11/2010