A Hastings resident was recently fined for not having his dog on a lead and charged with "not keeping his dog on a lead in Queens Road and South Terrace, contrary to the Dogs on Leads (Borough of Hastings) Order 2008." He was summonsed to Hastings Magistrates Court on Friday, February 24, but did not attend and was found guilty in absence, being fined £150, with £225 costs and £30 victim surcharge.
Warren Davies, Hastings Borough Council’s lead member for environment said: “We recognise that the majority of people in Hastings are considerate dog owners but sadly there are a few who are not. We take dog control issues very seriously and the safety of residents and visitors to the town is very important to us. This prosecution will hopefully act as a deterrent to other dog owners who do not keep their dogs under control; be warned, we will prosecute.” For more information about dog control orders in Hastings visit www.hastings.gov.uk/dogcontrols
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