- All resident dogs MUST be registered with the Garden Committee before they are allowed access to the garden.
- Owners are responsible for their dogs at all times and MUST be kept under close control at all times.
- Please note: there is a limit to the number of dogs which can be registered at any time. If the list is full, a waiting list will apply.
- Registration process:
- Please send an email to email@example.com requesting that your dog be registered.
- Providing there is no waiting list, you will be asked to complete the registration forms.
- Please complete and return the forms, along with a registration fee of £250.
- You will then be invited to meet a member of the Garden Committee to discuss the management of your dog in the garden and have the rules which apply explained.
- Once the registration and orientation process have been completed, your dog will be allowed access to the garden.
- Owners MUST pick up after their dogs. Plastic bags and bins are provided.
- If you are in the garden with your dog when it is dark, you must use a torch to keep an eye on your dog.
- Dogs must not go into the flowerbeds.
- If a dog becomes a nuisance, or an owner is not behaving responsibly with regard to a dog, the Garden Committee reserves the right to require the dog to be kept on a lead, or to ban it from the garden.
- Visiting dogs are welcome but MUST be kept on a lead in the garden. Their behaviour is the responsibility of the resident key holder of whom they are a guest.
- All ball games for dogs are prohibited in the garden. Please do not throw balls or similar items for your dogs to chase and retrieve.
Over recent months there has been significant, unnecessary, and costly, damage to plants, flower beds, irrigation sprinklers and to the grass. A lot of time and money has been spent in the garden this summer to try and repair the lawns. One of the main causes of this damage is the use of balls and ball throwers to exercise dogs.
The Bye-laws, which are a condition of use of the gardens, are clear about balls and games. See Bye-law No. 7:
7. No games may be played in the Gardens, or activity carried on, that involves kicking, throwing or propelling by any other means any ball or other thing except (in a case of a soft ball) by children under seven playing under the close supervision of a responsible adult.