After a couple of vicious attacks by dogs “off leads”, and the public outcry, Fylde Council are reacting with posters about protecting the wildlife, and seeking to urge dogs to remain on leads around certain areas.
Just a couple of weeks ago we reported 2 savage attacks on swans, one in Ashton Gardens, one at the boating pool, St Anne’s promenade. The promenade swan sadly died, but the “Daddy”swan at Ashton Gardens, is apparently healing well.
From Fylde Council –
In response to recent dog-related incidents and subsequent requests from the public, we’ve installed bright new signs requesting dogs are kept on leads around areas with protected wildlife. ℹ️🐕🚶♂️
A review of the current legal protection in place in these areas is currently underway. A public consultation would need to be held ahead of any potential changes – details of how to make your voice heard will be shared in due course. 🗣
Read more 👉 https://crowd.in/jNkX44
📸 Cllr Roger Small (Chair of the Operational Management Committee for Fylde Council) and local resident Alison Allen who has been visiting the swans since 2016 and recently found and reported an injured swan.
Alison has taken a great interest in the swans, and has taken some lovely photos of them. Let’s hope dog owners observe these signs, and no more swans or wildlife are injured.