Long Sutton park dog ban plan and call to arms on speeding

Speeding traffic remains a big issue in Long Sutton. SG280614-125TW
Speeding traffic remains a big issue in Long Sutton. SG280614-125TW

Long Sutton Parish Council is considering banning dogs from parks in the town.

Council chairman Charles Moore said: “It follows a report of a child being urinated on, attacks (by dogs) on other dogs and dog fouling.”

But he said the dog ban is on hold for six months while the council monitors the situation regarding owners having dogs on leads and also considers the new legislation for open spaces.

In his report to the annual parish meeting, Coun Moore also revealed the council hopes to proceed with its cemetery project within the next two years and London Road car park “will be refurbished very shortly”.

Long Sutton has problems with drivers speeding in the town and, in 2014, there was a public outcry with 800 people calling for a police clampdown on speeding and other antisocial driving.

In February last year, after community speed cameras were installed, scores of drivers were clocked at speeds up to 70mph at school-run times in 30pmh limits on busy routes to schools.

Members of the public attending the meeting said speeding is still an issue and Coun Moore said a letter could be sent to schools to be passed on to parents.