Dog regulations approval due

COUNCILLORS are set to rubber-stamp a shake-up of Scarborough’s dog regulations at a meeting next week.

The recommendations, which will be introduced from October 1, are part of an overhaul of Scarborough Council’s existing dog control orders.

The new controls will replace existing bye-laws and are being introduced in a bid to simplify the laws.

Andy Skelton, the council’s head of environmental services, said the new power - dogs on leads by direction – could be used in specific areas where problems arose and were not covered by dog bans.

The plans are expected to be approved at a Full Council meeting at the Town Hall next Monday.