Walkers assured over Swaffham park’s dog rules

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Dog walkers have been assured there are no plans to restrict their use of a public park in Swaffham.

Concerns were raised during the open forum at Wednesday’s town council meeting that tighter rules may be introduced in the open space on Haskells Road.

Resident Bill Read said a number of walkers had raised the issue and called for clarification.

But town clerk Richard Bishop said that, while there had previously been plans for a perimeter fence and pathway in the park, they had fallen through because of a lack of funding.

He said the current rules had been in place for some time, adding: “There are no plans there for the foreseeable future.”

The meeting was also told that the existing rules about dogs being exercised in the park and dog fouling had been in place for some time.