Ramsey Dog Byelaws expire at the end of March 2017. A consultation is being issued seeking views
on the application of the present Byelaws and on the public’s view as to any
Byelaws impose controls on dogs in certain parts of the Town District of
prohibited from certain open spaces and beaches and dogs may not be at large in
the open spaces and beaches described in Schedule 2 to the Byelaws. Dog faeces
must also be removed from any highway to which the public has access, including
back lanes, footways, pavements and grass verges, within its district that
consists of or comprises a carriageway and from the open spaces and beaches
described in Schedule 3 to the Byelaws.
consultation seeks views on whether the areas which Dogs are prohibited from
should be amended, these are presently: The
Mooragh Park, The
Coronation Park, the
rugby pitch and BMX track on the Mooragh Estate, all
education/school grounds, the
area of the beach between the south breakwater and Lifeboat slipway.
consultation will therefore ask for opinion on whether dogs on leads should be
permitted on the paths in the Mooragh Park. It will also welcome views on
whether other areas should be opened up/prohibited.
to the consultation can be submitted via the following link:
can be found on the Ramsey Town Commission website (www.ramsey.gov.im) and Facebook (facebook.com/ramseytowncommissioners)
version of the questionnaire can be picked up from the Library in Ramsey Town
Written submissions can also be made to Deputy Town Clerk, Ramsey Town
Commissioners, Town Hall, Ramsey, IM8 1RT.
McGuinness, Lead Member for Finance and General Purpose, commented: "With
the expiration of our dog byelaws in March it's an opportunity for Ramsey to
review and re-evaluate whether the laws are still appropriate for the town. The
use of this survey is to ensure these laws reflect the needs and wants of the
people of Ramsey. By getting this feedback it will enable us to make an
informed decision and I am hoping this opportunity will be taken up by as many
people as possible."
consultation will end at 5pm on Monday 6th February 2017.