New dog park opens in Raunds

The new dog park in Raunds

The new dog park in Raunds

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Dogs will be able to run and play off the lead in a new park designed especially for them.

Owners can now take their pets to a dog park in Raunds where they can let them off the lead in a secure area away from where children play.

Raunds Town Council held an official opening for the park this week.

Raunds mayor Cllr Helen Howell opened it on Thursday and said: “We’re thrilled to open this facility.

“It’s great to have somewhere for dogs to be able to play off the lead where owners know they are secure and it is away from the children’s play areas.

“This is just one of many improvements that we have planned for the town.”

The dog park is situated at the rear of London Road cemetery and can be accessed from the track at the side of London Road Cemetery or through the alleyway between 16 and 18 Webb Road.

Many dogs and their owners turned out for the official opening of the park and it looked like the dogs had a great time.

Cllr Lee Wilkes, chairman of the environment, leisure and recreation committee, said: “This is a great natural facility for dogs and their owners to enjoy.

“We will be doing further work to cut back some of the undergrowth and the area will be mowed regularly.”

The town council will be working with environmental services officers at East Northamptonshire Council to ensure that owners act responsibly and pick up after their dogs.

Cllr Howell said: “We hope many more dog owners will use the new park to let dogs off their leads in a secure environment.”