Shaftesbury Town Council Says Castle Green Dog Restriction Signs Were Put Up ‘In Error’

Yesterday on Alfred, we interviewed Cllr Derek Beer about new Dorset Council signs that had been put up on Shaftesbury’s Castle Green.

Alfred had received several emails from locals who had seen warnings of potential fines for dog owners if pets were allowed off-lead.

One of the signs

Last week, Alfred emailed Dorset Council with questions about the signs. We didn’t get a reply. Cllr Beer thought it was a mistake. He was right!

When our story went on-line yesterday, we received dozens of messages from unhappy pet-owners. Soon afterwards Shaftesbury Town Council got in touch to inform us that the signs had been put up in error. There is no restriction on dogs on Castle Green, after all.