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.

These dog control orders were introduced by the council in 2014.

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.


We will issue a fine (fixed penalty notice) to a dog owner who fails to comply with the dog control orders. The fine will be £80 and failure to pay may result in prosecution.