No dogs allowed in children’s playgrounds

by Darren Jamieson on August 9, 2008

It seems these days you’re unable to take dogs anywhere. They’re banned from many town centres, retail outlets, beaches, pubs… now they’re even being banned from playing fields and parks, in Bolton at least.

Bolton Council is proposing plans to ban dogs from over 100 different children’s play areas. Any dog owner who breaks the rules faces a £75 fine. This new plan is coming after the region spent a substantial amount of money investing in children’s play facilities.

The council already have a ‘dog exclusion order’ banning dogs from a great many areas in the region. However the new plans will come into effect from October 1st if they’re approved. This would mean that dogs would be banned from over 100 different play areas, when they are currently banned from 50.

Guide dogs will not be included in the ban.

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