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Tree Charter, for Trees, Woods & People
We believe the people of the UK have a right to the many benefits brought by trees and woods. The new charter will recognise, celebrate and protect this right.
On 6 November 2017, the 800th anniversary of the influential 1217 Charter of the Forest, we will launch the Charter for Trees, Woods and People. More than 50,000 tree stories have been submitted in the last year and the themes from these stories have informed the ten principles which underpin the charter.
Shildon Town Council has made a commitment to the Woodland Trust's Tree Charter campaign which will launch later this year. At a recent Town Council meeting members of the Town Council were invited to be the first to sign the Tree Charter Signature Book, this will be available to local resident to sign, just pop in and add your signature to the campaign.
Help shape the future!
Update Great news!
Thanks to your work more than 75,000 people have been inspired to sign their name in support of the Charter for Trees, Woods and People. That's 75,000 voices for trees, and 75,000 new trees that will be planted around the UK over the next year.
Encourage more people to stand up for trees by signing the charter either online, in a Charter Branch signature book or a LEAF Newspaper signature sheet.
If you would like to sign the Tree Charter it is now avaiable in Shildon Library & Shildon Alive Hub just drop in and add ypur name to the Charter - Thank you
For more informtion on the Tree Charter click here
The Public Space Protection Order for Dog Control comes into effect in County Durham from 1st June 2017.
From 1st June 2017, it is an offence in County Durham to:
- Allow a dog to foul without picking it up
- Allow a dog to stray - roam loose/wander/exercise without a responsible owner present
- Fail to put a dog on a lead when asked to by an Authorised Officer
- Allow dogs in designated fenced off play areas (i.e. dogs are not allowed in specified areas where slides, swings and/or other climbing equipment are contained by a fence).
If you do not comply with the above, you will be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100 (reduced to £60 if paid within 10 working days) The maximum fine is £1,000.
The Public Space Protection Order for fenced off play sites will be operated within Hackworth Park, Shildon. The smaller children’s fenced off play area will come into effect on 1st June, 2017.
Work is in progress to fence off and gate the larger children’s play area and when completed this area will also be covered by the Order.
Dogs can be securely tied to fences outside of the play areas, provided they do not pose a health and safety risk to other children and members of the public. Any dog foul must be picked up and securely disposed of in a suitable bin.
Alternatively, your dog can be exercised at another time when you are not accessing a fenced off play site.
Fenced off play areas should be safe and welcoming for children and families to enjoy.
For further information, please follow the link http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/11429/Enforcement-powers-for-irresponsible-dog-owners
For further details regarding any of the information provided, please contact us.