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"Pick up or pay out" warning to Cotswold dog owners

An eye-catching campaign to remind dog owners to clean up after their pets or face on-the-spot fines is under way in Cotswolds.
Cotswold District Council is introducing fixed penalty notices for dog fouling offences for the first time from December 1st.

Fines are on the way for dog fouling

A tough new crackdown on environmental crime is being launched by Cotswold District Council.

From December 1st, litterbugs and dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets will face on-the-spot fines from the authority.

Cotswolds MP calls for action on pedigree dog breeding

The plight of dogs suffering from genetic disorders caused through pedigree dog breeding was demonstrated in a recent BBC One Documentary titled “Pedigree Dogs Exposed”.
The programme was deeply critical of the current set up of the Kennel Club and dog shows, in particular their insistence on breeding traits into pedigree dogs which can have painful and life threatening consequences on the dogs.  The MP has been highly critical of the Kennel Club’s complete disregard for the animals suffering.

Cotswold MP meets with Cirencester School pupils

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown had the pleasure of hosting an assembly last Friday for all pupils during an engaging visit to Cirencester Junior School, where the MP was also able to meet with a number of pupils and teachers.

Ebrington Village Fete - a fantastic afternoon for all the family

Saturday 12th July - 14.00 Ebrington Cricket Ground
Something for everyone - Family Dog Show and Agility Event, Chipping Campden School Swing Band, The Westminster Morris Men, Birds of Prey and Ebrington Arms Beer Festival Tent ( 14.00 - 19.00) - a traditional Cotswold village fete.

Council seeks local views on dog controls

Dogs could be subject to stronger controls in the Cotswolds later this year following the outcome of the current public consultation by the District Council.

The Council is considering adopting new powers under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (2005), which allow local authorities to introduce Dog Control Orders.

Pedigree Whippet Racing - 4th Championship Meeting

Whippet Racing14th October Sunday - Moreton in Marsh Cricket Club

The Whippet Club Racing Association (WCRA) are holding their fourth (and last for 2008) Championship Meeting at Moreton in Marsh Cricket Club.

This meeting is a bend championship event over a 240 yard horseshoe bend track.

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