Ruh roh! Shaggy dog fines from firm without a scooby

Dogwalker writes:

Today there were some confused and upset dog walkers in Hilly Fields as fines of £75 were being handed out for dogs being walked off their leads. The fines were being handed out by an agency used by Lewisham Council. The issuers were claiming that it is illegal to walk a dog off its lead in all open spaces in Lewisham and had been so since 2005.

It has since been confirmed by the council that an error had been made by the agency and all fines are to be cancelled. It was also confirmed by the council that dogs are of course allowed off their leads in Hilly Fields.

I have sent this in to notify to all dog walkers that there is nothing to worry about - as I believe word has spread like wildfire, and not to add in any way to the recent BC debate.

19 comments:

Chris Wheal said...

Was it a danderous dog? See the Lewisham Council website (https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/environment/animalwelfare/Pages/Your-dog-and-the-law.aspx). The Dandy dogs of Deptford do dress so dapper.

Dogwalker said...

They were issuing them to anyone with a dog off it's lead, no matter what the breed.

Monkeyboy said...

No action against the pheasant currently terrorising hard hard working families. Lewisham council are a bunch of jokers.

Hugh said...

"It's" lead? O tempora.

I can forgive you the "of" but that's all.

David said...

Is this a joke? If not, this is what happens when hearsay is reported as fact.

Muttley said...

This morning Lewisham were fining parents whose toddlers were out of their buggies

Muttley said...

Can I walk in Hilly Fields barefoot, I'm worried I'll get a fine

Broccola said...

Dear council, how about handing out fines to those barbarians who think their dog's poo is somewhat a much needed fertilizer for Brockley's tarmac streets????

Max Calò said...

Could it be that it is indeed "illegal to walk a dog off its lead in all open spaces" (i.e. footpaths) but because designated parks have a different status than open spaces this rule doesn't apply there?

AliAfro said...

Yet more negative dog clickbait!!!! (/sarcasm)

Robert said...

When I was a student, I fell for a girl after watching her dog follow her off-lead down the pavement, then just wait outside the shop for her while she was in there. When she came out it just followed her again. Not a word or a nod was exchanged between her and the animal. Just a look. It was one of the sexiest things I have ever seen.

Now what if the council had been lurking ready to give out fines?

Brockley Dogging Society said...

Robert,


You sound like just the kind of member we have been hoping for.
The usual place at the usual time - woof woof?

David Porter said...

Guess who is paying for this face? Us.

Cross of ladywell said...

And how much did all that cost out of our council tax? Great.

terrencetrentderby said...

Revelon Road is quite the dog turd gauntlet

terrencetrentderby said...

Where did you bury her?

C. Deville said...

If Lewisham just banned dogs it would rid us of crap, dog attacks and touchy, defensive dog owners banging on about their hateful little shit machines on brockley central. Could donate the carcasses to a new, crowd-funded Korean style butcher in Ladywell

Poochie said...

I hope they we're giving out dog poo bags with those fines

David Porter said...

The wardens are still giving out fines in the cemetery.

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