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Misleading notice

Reported in the Footpaths/ Rights of way (usually not tarmac) category anonymously at 18:23, Mon 28 August 2017

Sent to Norfolk County Council 2 minutes later

Hanworth FP7: TG 2133 3492;

A notice has been affixed to a Norfolk County Council post declaring that "DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON THE LEAD".

Enquiry to Norfolk County Council: Has authorisation been given to affix this notice onto county council signage? And, is an official byelaw in place requiring that users of the public path keep any accompanying dog on a lead?

Assuming that there is not, then the sign is misleading and unlawful. There is no such condition upon the public's use of this path, recorded in the definitive statement.

Whilst it may be a good idea for public users to keep dogs on leads here (e.g. on account of the presence of game), any notice directed at path users must do no more than make a request to that effect; landowners have no right to purport to impose, without lawful authority, conditions upon the public's use of a highway.

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  • Notice still present on 11th February 2018.

    Posted anonymously at 23:41, Sun 11 February 2018

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