Category Archives: Pets

Dogs in green spaces and play areas

The council is consulting on controls over dogs. The draft scheme specifies where dogs must be on a lead , areas dogs are not allowed, out of control dogs, picking up dog mess and number of dogs per dog walker.

Check the draft scheme to see if your local park or play space is covered:  There will be a dedicated Parks Enforcement Team. Once the scheme is formalised as a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)  police officers can also issue fixed penalty notices.

The closing date for consultation on the scheme is Sunday 26th March .

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Dog mess see:

Concerns about a dog please email


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Annual Dog Show

dog showSaturday 18th July is our annual local dog show in Norwood Park at Norwood organised by The Friends of Norwood Park and sponsored by Paxton Vets.

The dog show starts at 2pm and registration takes place from 12.45pm. The show finishes at 4pm.

This year’s fancy dress theme is Superhero. Other classes include: Cutest Puppy, Golden Oldie, Best in Show, Dog Most Like its Owner, Luckiest Rescue, and Best Trick. Its £1 entry fee per dog per class with money raised going back towards funding future events in the park.

All welcome. The Hungry Hippo Cafe will organising a BBQ

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Dog Show

Practising for the dog show

Practising for the dog show

Show off your dog at the Norwood Park dog show on Saturday 20th September. Fancy dress this year is Hollywoof – dress as a film or tv celebrity! If your dog won’t dress up how about: cutest puppy, golden oldie, best trick, luckiest rescue, best in show? Just be there at 12noon to enter your dog – £1. All welcome to see the show starting at 1pm. Bouncy castle and other attractions.

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Update – Dog Mess

Dog Mess on pavement

Watch your step with dog mess about

Lots of people complain about dog mess in West Norwood . Maybe we have more dogs than other parts of the borough but we certainly have quite a few irresponsible dog owners who fail to pick up after their dog. Your local Labour councillors are getting ‘no dog fouling’ signs put up in problem areas. Do let us know where you would like to see these signs,.

Our local RSPCA is doing important work in getting dogs identity ‘chipped’ and encouraging responsible dog-ownership. The council encourages responsible ownership with educational campaigns and promotions including the free ‘poop-a-scoops’ to dog owners across the borough. Streetsweepers are responsible for clearing up dog mess from the pavements on a day to day basis. Any street sweeping problems can be reported to 020 7926 9000.

The council has set up BARK (Borough Action for Responsible K9s), a multi agency team to encourage responsible dog ownership and tackle problems caused by irresponsible dog ownership and the mistreatment of dogs in Lambeth.

Unfortunately it is not always easy to identify the culprits so last October, council staff started joint patrols with the local police. They have issued fixed penalty fines of £75 to dog owners they observed allowing their dogs to foul pavements and parks. These patrols are intelligence led and the locations chosen for patrols depend on the public reporting problems areas to Streetscene on 020 7926 9000 or

Torbay ran a controversial posters photo campaign last year to encourage dog owners to pick up after their dog. Do you think we should run a similar campaign in Lambeth?

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Free dog chipping in West Norwood

RSPCA West NorwoodThe RSPCA shop in West Norwood microchipped 124 animals in one session on Sunday 11th October . So many people turned up with their dogs and cats that there were queues down the road.

RSPCA branch spokesman David Mawson said: “We are delighted that so many people turned up with their animals to be microchipped. But it is not just microchipping – we were giving away flea treatments, worm treatments, dog leads and collars and neutering vouchers and general welfare advice. We have microchipped more than 2,000 animals so far this year.”

The next microchipping clinic is on Sunday 6 December from 12pm to 4pm at 380 Norwood Road, West Norwood, London SE27 9AA – opposite Tesco.

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