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Dog owners in Haringey could face fine for having pet off lead
Dog owners are being warned to keep their dogs on leads or face a fine of up to £1,000 as new control orders are set to come into force.
Under the new rules, to be introduced by Haringey Borough Council, dogs must be kept on a lead in all public streets and will be banned from all children's playgrounds.
Dogs will be able to walk off the lead in most of the borough’s parks, but breaches of the order could lead to a fixed penalty notice of £80 or a fine of up to £1,000.
The new orders have come about following a consultation with the public resulting from complaints about dogs in public spaces.
Councillor Nilgun Canver says she hopes the council has found the right balance which will still allow responsible owners to walk their dogs.
The enforcement of the new orders will be carried out by police and council officers who will be authorised to issue fixed penalty notices when rules are brought in from April 1.