MAR 01] NUNEATON & BEDWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL NEWS
Don't Let The Dogs Out In Disease Area
dogs found in Nuneaton and Bedworth are to be rounded up by the
council to prevent foot and mouth spreading in the infected area.
towns are deemed to be in the area at risk from the disease following
an outbreak at Lindley Hall Farm in Fenny Drayton.
measure making it a criminal offence to walk on paths and bridleways
in Warwickshire have already been introduced.
breaking these rules could face a £5,000 fine and the police are
being consulted about how to enforce these measures.
and Bedworth Borough Council today stressed that dogs should be kept
under control as they can spread the airborne virus.
Pat Henry, chair of the Environmental Health Committee, said
add to control measures already implemented by the council, local
dog owners are being urged to keep dogs under effective control at
stray dogs pose a significant risk of spreading the disease the
council is stressing the need for dog owners to act responsibly with
their pets, particularly near farm land.
council's dog warden will also be increasing patrols throughout the
borough and will detain any dog found to be straying."
information and advice on stray dogs, including reporting any strays,
and dog fouling can be obtained from the dog warden, telephone 024
following countryside areas are also being closed off: Windmill Hill,
Ensor's Pool, The Shuntings, Galley Common, Weddington Country Park.
council Chief Executive Christine Kerr said:
are sure everyone will act responsibly to help us contain the spread
of foot and mouth disease, but we need to make it clear that the
rights of way network cannot be used, and dog owners have particular
leader Dennis Harvey added:
are taking all appropriate action to deal with an extremely serious
situation, and whilst there may be some inconvenience we must do
everything we can to prevent the spread of this disease.
will be monitoring the situation on a daily basis, and taking
further action in conjunction with other agencies".
[02 MAR 01] FOOTBALL
OFF AS CITY PARKS AND PATHS CLOSE
[01 MAR 01] COVENTRY
IN FOOT AND MOUTH RISK AREA
[01 MAR 01] PATHS CLOSED AS DISEASE
[01 MAR 01] EMERGENCY FOOT AND
MOUTH CONTACT DETAILS