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Dog walking restrictions

From Monday 4 August 2014 restrictions were introduced which mean that dog owners have to keep their dogs on leads when next to a road and may have to put their dog on a lead in a park if directed to by an authorised officer. Dogs are also excluded from children's play areas and certain areas within Capstone and Riverside Country Park.


We will issue fixed penalty notices to enforce the dog control orders as prescribed by section 59 of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005. The fine will be £80 and failure to pay may result in prosecution.

The orders

Copies of the orders and attached plans are available for inspection at Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR on any week day during normal opening hours.

View the public notice (pdf 15KB)