Dogs Exclusion Order
The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011
The Dog Control Orders (Prescribed Offences and Penalties, etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (S.R. 2012 No. )
The Dogs Exclusion (Derry City and Strabane District Council) Order 2020
Derry City and Strabane District Council hereby makes the following Order:
- This Order comes into operation on 5th April 2021
- This Order applies to the land specified in Schedule C
- (1) Any person in charge of a dog is guilty of an offence if, at any time, the person takes the dog onto, or permits the dog to enter or to remain on, any land to which this Order applies unless:
- the person has a reasonable excuse for doing so; or
- the owner, occupier or other person or authority having control of the land has consented (generally or specifically) to the person doing so.
(2) Nothing in this Article applies to a person with a disability (within the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) in respect of a dog kept or used by the person wholly or mainly for the purpose of assisting the person to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
(3) For the purposes of this Article a person who habitually has a dog in their possession shall be taken to be in charge of the dog at any time unless at that time some other person is in charge of the dog.
- A person guilty of an offence under Article 3 is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
Dated this 5th day of April 2021
The Common Seal of Derry City and Strabane District Council
Affixed hereto in the presence of: -
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council
This Order applies to the following areas within the Derry City and Strabane District Council area:
This will apply to All Council owned:
- Leisure centres
- Children’s play parks/ areas; whether fenced or not
- Football fields
- MUGA pitches
- Tennis courts
- Bowling greens
It will also include:
- Brandywell Stadium & Showgrounds (exemption - greyhounds in the Greyhound Racing Stadium), 155 Lone Moor Road, Derry, BT48 9LA
- St. Columbs stadium pitch and track, Limavady Road, Derry
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