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Monday, 12 October 2009

Worried about dogs? Help Lambeth Council to examine the issues

Are you worried about sharing public spaces such as parks and streets with dogs? What are your experiences? What makes a responsible dog owner, and what issues do they face?

If you have an opinion on any of these issues, Lambeth Council's Scrutiny Commission wants to hear from you.

The Commission was set up to take a look at how to deal with the rising number of incidents involving dogs, and at how to support our many responsible dog owners. It does not have an anti-dog agenda - the members recognise the valuable role played by dogs in many people's lives and of the responsible dog-owning majority in the borough as well.

The Commission is an investigative panel made up of four Lambeth councillors. These are Councillor Diana Braithwaite, Councillor David Malone. Councillor Imogen Walker, and Councillor Clare Whelan.

"In order to prepare our report and make recommendations to Lambeth Cabinet, the panel needs to consult and collect evidence from witnesses and experts," said Councillor Walker, the chair of the Commission.

"That means hearing from as wide a range of people as possible, and especially from our residents. Please come to the public meeting at the Town Hall in Brixton at 7 pm on October 14," she urged.

"If you cannot attend the meeting, the Commission would still like to know your feelings on this subject-your views are very important to us", said Councillor Walker.

The commission has also produced a short questionnaire, which is available on request by telephoning 020 7926 2510, emailing scrutiny@lambeth.gov.uk or by writing to Freepost, RSAZ-KRRX-UXHJ, Scrutiny team, Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton, SW2 1RD.

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