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Useful Information

Controlling Your Dog in Public:  the rules

Control:  Please keep your dog on a lead in public places.
Your dog is considered dangerously out of control if it:
·         injures someone
·         makes someone worried that it might injure them
A court could also decide that your dog is dangerously out of control if either of the following apply:
·         it attacks someone’s animal
·         the owner of an animal thinks they could be injured if they tried to stop your dog attacking their animal

 
Poop Patrol:  Dog Owners have a responsibility to clean up 'poo'.  You can be given an on-the-spot fine if you don’t clean up after your dog.  If you refuse to pay the fine, you can be taken to court and fined up to £1,000.  Consider your neighbours who use the open spaces and scoop your poop, placing the bags in the dog waste bins provided around the village.
 
 

Drone Etiquette: the rules

Anyone using a drone has to follow some basic safety rules to ensure that members of the public are protected.  Drone operators must also respect the privacy of people on the ground.  Drones fitted with cameras must not be flown within 50 metres of people, vehicles, buildings or structures, or over congested areas such as concerts and events. 

If you have any concerns about drones being used in your area, either from a safety or privacy perspective, contact your local police on 101.

For further information please refer to the Civil Aviation Authority website www.caa.co.uk

 

Garden Bonfires: the rules

There are no laws against having a bonfire but there are laws for the nuisance they can cause and you could be fined up to £5000.  Spare a thought before you consider lighting a bonfire in your own back yard, and please do not even consider lighting a fire on private land as you would be both trespassing and causing criminal damage and could be prosecuted.

For further information please refer to www.gov.uk/garden-bonfires-rules or www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/section/nuisance

 

Moto Cross:  the rules

Please note that without permission from a private landowner you are trespassing, and if riding a motocross bike, likely to be causing criminal damage too for which you can be prosecuted.  If you are not a member of AMCA (Amatuer Motorcycle Association) or similar affiliation, and do not have a licence, the chances are that you are riding illegally.

If you have any concerns about motocyclists in your area, either from a safety or a nuisance perspective, contact your local police on 101.

For further information please refer to www.amca.uk.com or www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/section/nuisance
 
 
LANDFILL

Environment Agency  To report landfill odour complaints please call the Environment Agency on 0800 807060 (Out of Hours) or FCC - Landfill Operators (working hours) on 01296 738837
 
FCC Landfill operators website:  http://www.fccenvironment.co.uk/contact-calvert.html
 
 
LOCAL AUTHORITY
 
Aylesbury vale District Council:  http://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/
 
Buckinghamshire County Council:  http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/

Transport for Bucks - TfB:  http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/transport