|Walking Your Dog
Our residents regularly say that our parks and open spaces are what makes Bromley a special place to live in. Bromley has over fifty parks, ranging from large parks like Kelsey Park to smaller neighbourhood recreation grounds like Alexandra Recreation Ground. Walking your dog every day keeps you both healthy and happy. But please follow the guidelines within this section. Whilst walking your dog, it is important that you are aware of the Countryside Code to keep your pet safe, protect the environment and show that you are a responsible dog owner. You are obliged by law to ensure your dog wears a collar and stating your name and address (Control of Dogs Order 1992). You can purchase tags and have them engraved. In addition, cleaning up after your dog is one of the key areas of responsibilities for dog owners, especially when in public spaces. You can face a considerable fine if you do not.
Cleaning up after your dog
Owning a dog brings a great deal of enjoyment but also carries with it many responsibilities. If owners are not aware of these responsibilities then communities can grow to dislike the dogs in their areas and anti-dog attitudes can develop.Owners will be prosecuted if they allow their dog to foul and do not clear up in designated areas (Dog Fouling of the Land Act 1996).
Cleaning up after your dog is one of the key areas of responsibilities for dog owners, especially when in public spaces. You can face considerable fines if you do not.
Carry poop scoop bags with you at all times. Simply keep a plastic bag in your pocket when out walking We would like you to help us keep Cator Park and Alexandra Recreation Ground clean and hygeinic places to be.
Reduce complaints about dogs and their owners in your local community by keeping public spaces foul free.
Contact us if you see a stray dog. We will pick up any stray dogs found in the borough and return them to their owner, if known. If the owner cannot be found we can take them to Battersea Dogs Home. We are required under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to pick up stray dogs reported to us. We will respond by attending the premises where the dog is being held and attempting to locate the owner by checking for dog tags, microchips etc. If we are unable to locate the owner, we will transport the dog to Battersea Dogs Home. Any dog taken to the kennels will be held for seven days so that the owner can reclaim it.
Any fees including statutory fees incurred will need to be paid before the dog can be reclaimed.
Lost or found a dog?
Contact us to report a lost or found dog. If you have found a dog we will contact our contractor and arrange for them to visit and pick up the dog. If you have lost a dog we will check our records to see if we have picked it up. If the dog has been picked up and taken to the kennels you will need to contact Battersea Dogs Home. Contact
Environmental Health and Trading Standards
Telephone: 020 8313 4830 (Monday-Friday 8.30am to 5pm)
Out of Hours Telephone: 020 8464 4848
Fax: 020 8313 4450
Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley BR1 3UH
Paws in the Park: Family Dog Show. Why not join us in Cator Park on Sunday September 9, and enter your dog in one of the competitons? A variety of stalls will create a country fete atmosphere. For further details, see the What's On section.