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Issues with large dogs off lead

Reported via mobile in the Dog Related Incident category anonymously at 09:19, Tuesday 21 November 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5235816.

I want the council to consider enforcing dogs to be on leads in Thornet wood.

I have had many incidents with dogs out of control and off leads and it is making me fearful of walking and running in the park. I already avoid the area with my children but I have had too many incidents to feel safe.

1. A dog off leash ran up to my daughter across from the field who was 2 at the time and I had to kick it out of the way as it looked like it was going to attack her 2 an off leash pitbull chased me off the path and into the wooded area before the owner recalled it 3. A large dog lunged at me barking when I was running before the owner grabbed its collar 4. The same dog in #3 did the same thing on a different day 5. A large husky ran around the corner from the car park and into my path, owner many metres away and not in control of the dog at all 6. Another pitbull off lead, far away from its owner, ran up to me while I was running and appeared like it was going to attack before the owner, who had 3 other large dogs, called it back

I have spoken to friends about it and they have reported the same issues, many avoid that wood altogether. It really isn’t far on people who want to run, or who are vulnerable or who have kids or just are scared of dogs to have to put up with it, not to mention those with small dogs who are usually on a lead.

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  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:19, Tuesday 21 November 2023

  • We are continuing to investigate and working to resolve this report

    Posted by Bromley Council at 00:07, Thursday 30 November 2023

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