From the Harborough Mail:
New control orders set to be introduced by Harborough District Council will make it illegal for owners to have their dogs off the lead in certain areas.
The regulations include footpaths and cycleways – such as the Millenium (sic) Mile through Harborough – as well as grass verges, public sports pitches and car parks, cemeteries, churchyards and children’s play areas.When I was a councillor back in the 1980s we brought in special dog walks in parks and play areas. Knocking on doors, I was impressed by the number of dog owners who also had young children and supported the move.
But this new idea from the Tory-run Harborough District Council seems a long way over the top to me.
And it has generated a campaign group to oppose it: Harborough Owners’ Walking Lobby.