Dogs banned

DOGS have been banned from a Ponteland play area.

Coun Liz Thompson brought up the issue at a town council meeting after she received a complaint from a member of the public about the conduct of two dogs in the Callerton Lane facility.

“We could say that they must be kept on leads, but I believe they shouldn’t be allowed in play areas at all,” she said.

“There are health and safety issues if dogs are running around these places and they’ve been banned from them in other towns.”

Coun David Butler said he agreed with Coun Thompson’s stance and members then voted to install ‘no dogs allowed’ signs at the Callerton Lane play area.