Public Consultation regarding the recent attacks on Swans at Tilgate Park.
A Council spokesperson said:
“It is very sad that the swan did not survive the dog attack”.
“ Tilgate Park is used for thousands of dog walks every year, the vast majority of which pass without incident”. “However the Council is deeply concerned that although the incidents are a very low in number when compared to the numbers of dog walks taking place, the result when an incident does occur is very distressing for all involved”.
“Consultation is underway to seek the views of Tilgate Park users on the possibility of introducing a dogs on leads policy around the lake areas”. “The Friends of Tilgate Park group have kindly agreed to assist the Council by speaking to people in the park, to capture what park users think about asking dog owners to keep their dogs on leads in certain areas”.
“Anyone wishing to share a view on the idea of introducing a “dogs on leads” can do so by emailing the council firstname.lastname@example.org
People may also post their views in the forum section of the Friends site.