Livestock SignFritwell Parish Council (FPC) recognise the large majority of dog owners are responsible and respect the law and regulations of the village. However, there have been incidents recently raised to FPC by residents that are deeply concerning.

The first was an incident of livestock worrying by a dog that was let loose from the lead by the owner onto private land. This resulted in the death of a lamb. The owner was identified, prosecuted and fined as well as issued with a compensation order. Owners should be in control of their dogs at all times and should never be allowed free access onto private or restricted land. These are offences under the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 and

Secondly are incidents of dog mess on the Fritwell recreation field. Dog walking is strictly prohibited on the playing fields. This is for the safety of the children playing football and enjoying the play equipment. Anyone seen walking a dog on the playing fields will be reported.

To residents of Fritwell, if you see dog walkers acting irresponsibly, please inform the Police as there is a specific rural Task Force set up in Oxfordshire to deal with this kind of crime. Please contact https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/ro/report/rwc/rural/report-rural-crime/ or mail to BicesterruralNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk and also inform the Fritwell Parish Clerk that you have done so at clerkfritwellparishcouncil@gmail.com