Higham Ferrers Town Council

Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

Mayor 2018/19

Clerk: Mrs Sandra Mitcham
The Town Hall, Market Square
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire NN10 8BT

Tel: 01933 312075

Dogs Off Lead Area Officially Opened

Posted: Fri, 04 May 2018 11:57 by Alicia Scholfield

Dogs Off Lead Area Officially Opened

The Mayor of Higham Ferrers, Cllr Peter Tomas, formally opened the new 'Dogs Off Lead' area on Thursday 3rd May. The Mayor was joined at the opening by fellow Councillors and local dog owners.

The area is proving increasingly popular with dog owners who are bringing their dogs to exercise. The Council is receiving positive feedback and word is spreading that it is a good place to visit.

Zoe Cave of 'Angelic Dogs by Zoe' offers local pet services including dog walking, training and grooming. Zoe, who attended the opening, has been using the area regularly and is pleased the Town Council has been able to provide the facility and says 'It is a fabulous space for dogs to exercise and to play and for dog owners to meet up. The area is fenced so it provides confidence to owners to allow their dog to run off the lead in a safe environment.'

The area is located off Stanwick Road, just off the A6. The area is owned by the Town Council with the land handed to them in exchange for land taken for the construction of the A6. The legal work to complete the land transfer was finally completed in December 2016 and following this, boundary fencing was improved, a dog waste bin installed, signage erected and the area opened to the public.

Alongside exercise, dogs need time to play and company. At the new area they not only have the company of their owners but can meet fellow dogs. The Council encourage you to come and see the new area for yourselves and let your dogs have a good run around.

The area is located off Stanwick Road the other side of the A6. Can be accessed on foot by a footbridge near Mallard Close.

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