Relaxation of dog off-leash restrictions

Principal Petitioner Michael Bothe, Bardon
Closing Date Tue, 31 Oct 2017
No. of signatures 12 signatures

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Residents draw Brisbane City Council's attention to the issue of dogs in the local park at 148 Empress Terrace, Bardon. A number of residents, especially the elderly, in the immediate vicinity of the park used to take their dog for a quick morning and/or afternoon run. This was also a good chance for a brief local get together which forms an important part of a close-knit neighbourhood. In the past there has never been an issue as to dogs being a nuisance and dog litter was always picked up. A recent Council clamp down has put a stop to all this and the park is now deserted of any activity. Dog owners, again we are talking some elderly and frail, are now forced to either stay at home or take the dog for a walk around the block. Social interaction among neighbours has subsequently stopped.

I therefore request that Council relax the on-leash laws at this local park so the park can serve its purpose of being a place for people to meet. It goes without saying that owners will always be responsible for their dogs behaviour and litter.

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