CCTV to identify dog owners?

PUBLISHED: 09:00 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:56 15 June 2010

THIS is a copy of a letter I have sent East Devon District Council's StreetScene department... Having read and discussed with dog-owning members of this Association and other responsible dog owners that dogs are to be excluded from Allhallows Playing Fiel

THIS is a copy of a letter I have sent East Devon District Council's StreetScene department...Having read and discussed with dog-owning members of this Association and other responsible dog owners that dogs are to be excluded from Allhallows Playing Field, the consensus is that of surprise, although everyone agrees that the children's play area and the skate park should have an exclusion on them.For the rest of Allhallows Field, the existing "dogs on lead" order is, or would be, more than adequate if the existing regulations were to be vigorously enforced, ie those people who continue exercising their dogs and fail to clean up after them, ignoring the dogs on leads rule, should be prosecuted.We realise that it is not possible for the animal warden always to be present in the area to deal with this problem.However, we also feel that, if the district council were to give some financial help to Honiton Town Council towards their efforts to install a CCTV system which will cover Allhallows Field, the problem under discussion could be very well dealt with, as well as other problems such as the consumption of alcohol, the leaving of bottles (many of them broken and a danger for very young children taken to the field to play) and the discarding of general litter and rubbish, which all detract from a very pleasant area for social activities and sports events.I, on behalf of the Northcote Lane Area Residents' Association and other responsible dog owners and regular users of Allhallows Playing Field, would ask you to please give our suggestions serious consideration.K L Sherman Chairman Northcote Lane Area Residents' AssociationNorthcote Lane Honiton

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