DOG Control Orders have been introduced throughout the county borough following extensive consultation.
Three orders in all will come into effect at the end of July – the first is a dog fouling order which allows action to be taken where people allow their dogs to foul and fail to remove it immediately.
The second requires dogs be excluded from fenced children’s play areas, marked sports pitches and bowling greens.
The third is a ‘dogs on lead by direction order’ to all applicable land allowing an authorised officer to instruct owners to place and keep a dog on a lead when necessary.
Cllr David Bithell, lead member environment and transport, said: “The majority of dog owners exercise their dogs responsibly in our parks and public highways. However, there are a few owners who allow their dogs to roam and spoil the enjoyment of other people.
“ These new orders will help ensure that everyone is able to enjoy our parks and open spaces and play areas and sports fields are free from dog fouling.”
Signs are currently being erected to inform the public of these new rules.