Dog Safety Action

3 Mar 2023

Cllr Lee had a statement minute so that proposals and an action plan be brought forward as soon as possible. His proposal was accepted unanimously
Cllr Lee Proposed, "In light of the tragic incident on gravely hill last week, this Council wishes to express its sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of the woman who lost her life.

This committee instructs officers to prepare a report as soon as the police investigation has concluded to be presented to the next available community services committee or to convene a extraordinary committee. The report should include possible actions this Council can take to both protect businesses engaged in dog walking, but also importantly, to enhance Public Safety. The evidence should be sought from other districts professional dog, walking organisations and others. The report to include but not limited to.

A. A reduction in the limit of dogs to be walked by professional dog walker at one time
B. Consideration of limits of dog sizes to be walked at the same time
C. Other measures, as suggested by professional dog, walking organisations, the police and other
D. Communication campaigns to promote the Tandridge dog walker licensing with both the dog, walking community and dog owners across the district

Once the police investigation has concluded, the chairman, vice-chairman and other members should meet with the MP to present evidence, that could lead to changes to nationwide legislation or regulation"

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