(Dog Walkers Action Group)


Dog Walkers Action Group

Who are we?

We are a group of responsible dog owners who joined together to fight Poole Council's proposed new dog control orders for Hamworthy Park. Our first meeting was organised by Kelly and Derek on Monday 26th March for all concerned dog owners at the Yachtsman pub. Around 80 people attended and the Group was born. The group has continued to grow ever since and has raised a lot of interest nationwide.

As of 21st June 2007 we are absolutely delighted to advise you that the Borough of Poole Councils' proposal NOT to proceed with the Dogs On Leads & Dogs off the Beach ( May-Sept ) Exclusion Orders in Hamworthy Park were unanimously supported by the Members of the Environment Overview Group last night. The only Order to be made was The Dogs Exclusion ( Hamworthy Park Playground ) Order 2007, which DWAG supported.

As of 3rd September 2009, East Dorset District Council are attempting to enforce a Dog Control Order on parts of Corfe Mullen recreation ground as well as Fryers Field in West Moors and King George V & parts of Ferndown Schools' playing fields. A meeting was recently held by East Dorset District Council to discuss the matter. We will keep you up-to-date on what happens.

What are our aims?

  • To allow our dogs to get the exercise they need.
  • To have a safe and clean park where everyone can enjoy themselves.
  • To encourage everyone to take a pride in the park and respect other park users.
  • To get a fair share of available funding to improve the facilities within the park.

Where can I find a copy of the proposed dog control order?

A copy can be found on Poole Council's Discuss It web site in PDF format (a copy of Adobe Reader is required to view).

Where is Hamworthy Park?

Hamworthy Park Beach is situated in Lulworth Avenue to the west of Poole Bridge, one mile from Poole town centre. For more information and a map, please see Poole Council's web site.

How can I be kept up-to-date on the progress of this?

Our news page is constantly updated with new information about the progress of DWAG and you can contact us and we will be happy to add you to our emailing list.



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