What is going on?
The City of London Corporation wants to introduce
Dog Control Orders (DCOs) at Burnham Beeches in
The Kennel Club supports action against irresponsible dog
walkers, but the current off-lead ban proposals at Burnham are the
most unjustified we have seen. Even the Government's own wildlife
advisers, Natural England, have said that they "cannot find
sufficient evidence to support dog control orders" at Burnham
If these plans go through, this heavy-handed approach could then
be applied to other dog walking areas the Corporation owns, such as
Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest, Ashtead, Kenley and Coulsdon
Commons, and many others.
Where can I view the proposals?
The proposals and maps are
How can I help?
The consultation is now closed. If you are interested in reading
the Kennel Club's response,
Our survey on Burnham Beeches has also closed now, and the
summary of the results
We have also prepared a
briefing which outlines the Kennel Club's position and concerns
on each of the Dog Control Order proposals.
If you do wish to express your concern, you can write to the
below members of the Epping Forest and Commons Committee who are
responsible for reviewing these proposals:
If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact
Denisa Delic, Public Affairs Officer, on Denisa.firstname.lastname@example.org or
0207 518 1020.