Protection of children from dogs in WBC play areas

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Birgitta Kuhlmann-Muller

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Can you please let me know the protection WBC is obliged to ensure for children using WBC play areas in reference to dogs :

1. Is there any obligation for WBC to protect children from dogs in play areas after the recent motion to ban dogs from play areas was voted down?
2. If yes : is WBC obliged to put up signs to ask dog owners to either keep dogs on the lead or keep off the site?
3. Is WBC obliged to fence off play areas if they provide this provision?

Yours faithfully,

Birgitta Kuhlmann-Müller

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Kuhlmann-Muller

 

We write in response to your Freedom of Information request in which you
made the following enquiries. Please see our responses embedded within the
text of your request:

 

 

1. Is there any obligation for WBC to protect children from  dogs in play
areas  after the recent motion to ban dogs from play areas was voted down?

No, there is no specific legal obligation to protect children from dogs in
play areas. Generally, the responsibility for the behaviour of a dog
remains with the dog owner.

 

2. If yes : is  WBC obliged to put up signs to ask dog owners to either
keep dogs on the lead or keep off the site?

N/A

 

3. Is WBC obliged to fence off play areas if they provide this provision?

No, Wirral Council is not obliged to fence off play areas.

 

WE trust this information is of interest to you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Business Management

 

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

 

Tel: 0151 691 8201

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