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Dog fouling is consistently one of the highest sources of complaints by the public to the Council.
Dog fouling is not just unsightly, it can prove hazardous to people’s health too, leading in some cases to an infection called toxocariasis which can lead to serious eye damage if contracted.
It is an offence if dog owners do not remove their pet faeces from land within Hackney that is open to the air and accessible to the public.
Dog exclusion order
This enables us to stop dogs from entering certain areas including:
- children’s playgrounds
- sports courts
- multi-use games areas
- marked pitches where games are in play
- dog free areas in parks
Dogs on leads order
This stops owners from exercising dogs off-lead on:
- car parks
- communal areas on estates
- public parks and gardens under half a hectare in size
- Shepherdess Walk
This order excludes canal towpaths.
Dogs on leads by direction order
This gives authorised council officers the power to request that dogs are put on leads where they are not under the appropriate control of their owner, or where they are causing damage or acting aggressively.
Although many people enjoy seeing foxes, the Council recognises that they can be a nuisance and they can sometimes cause damage. As such, we have pulled together some information about urban foxes and how to deter and discourage them.
Foxes are not a protected species as such, but they are protected against abuse and ill-treatment. They are not classified as pest or vermin and local authorities do not have an obligation to act against them.