DOGS look set to be banned from roaming our parks this week.

Kirklees Council’s Cabinet is expected to agree tomorrow that dogs must be banned from schools, playing fields, children’s play areas and skate parks.

And, a report shows, that dogs must be on leads while in our parks.

In the report, due to go before councillors on Tuesday, officers have outlined that in the past year, the council has received 2,188 complaints of dog fouling and nearly 950 complaints of dangerous dogs.

And following a consultation period, “the majority of respondents support the introduction of the proposed Dog Control Orders”.

The report shows that of the 690 who responded to the consultation, 96% were in support and just 20 people objected to the proposals, with five having no opinion.

The cabinet look set to agree that four different dog control orders will be placed on council- owned land.

Dog walkers in Beaumont Park, Greenhead Park, Ravensknowle Park, Crow Nest Part and Wilton Park will be subject to the Dogs on Leads by Direction order.

According to the report the order states: “A person in charge of a dog shall be guilty of an offence if he does not comply with a direction given him by an authorised officer of the Authority to put and keep the dog on a lead of not more than two metres in length.”

Those walking their dog on public roads, pavements, footways, all car parks owned by Kirklees – which have public access, all sports grounds, fields, pitches – when in use for authorised sporting activities, and allotments will have to use a lead at all times.

This also includes all cemeteries, burial grounds, bowling greens, footpaths over farm land and Castle Hill Local Nature Reserve between March 1 and July 31.

Dogs exclusion areas will see dogs completely banned from children’s play areas, tennis and ball courts, multi-sports areas and skate parks and some school playing fields.

Finally, dog owners found to ignore dog fouling while on Kirklees Council land which is open to the air, including covered land which is open to the air on at least one side, could be charged.

If the dog control orders get the go- ahead, anyone found to be breaking the rules could be subject to a fine of up to £1,000 at the magistrates’ court.

However the offences look set to be met with a fixed penalty, which could be set at £75, with a discount of £50 if paid within seven days – which is in line with littering fines in Kirklees.

Depending on the decision made by cabinet, the council looks set to spend around £6, 000 in providing new signs and on labour costs – which falls within their existing budget.

To find out the full details of which areas will be subject to each order visit