Dogs are go-go

TWO petitions calling for the removal of the ban on dogs in Centennial Park and Norris Park has attracted more than 300 signatures. The petitions were submitted to Cooma-Monaro Shire Council in response to their call for opinions on the ban on dogs in the parks.

Thirty-five individual submissions were also made.

The council's recreation and property manager Ross Lawley said the majority of submissions were in favour of relaxing the rules on allowing dogs in the park.

He said the submissions would be reviewed by the Recreational Facilities Committee with a report to come before council at the April council meeting.

"It was good to see so many interested community members taking the time to put their views in writing," Mr Lawley said.

Dogs have been prohibited in the park for a number of years. The NSW Companion Animals Act prohibits dogs from being in specified areas, including children's play areas and food preparation areas.

Following some objections to the ban, the council put the call out for community input on the issue.

Mr Lawley said the council would weigh up all views before making a decision.

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