Covid-19 and Rights of way

HCC Advice for users of Rights of Way

  • Always follow the government guidance on social distancing
  • Avoid touching gates and railings where possible
  • Leave gates as you find them
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get back
  • Keep your dog on a lead to help maintain your 2 metre distance from others
  • On narrow paths, make other people aware of your presence, find a wide place to pass, and wait if you need to
  • This also applies to runners and cyclists, who should take particular care to distance, as they move fast

Monxton Parish Council has received complaints that cyclists are using our footpaths.  This is not allowed and is dangerous.

Footpaths are for walking only 

HCC Dog Walking Code

Ensure your dog is under effective control, which means:

you have a short lead with you and use it when needed

you do not let your dog off the lead unless you keep it in sight and close enough to come back to you on command

Prevent your dog from approaching horse riders, cyclists, or other people and their dogs uninvited.

Keep your dog with you on paths or access land and don’t let it stray into crops including fields of grass, fruit and vegetables.

Never let your dog worry or chase wildlife or livestock.

Ensure your details are on your dog’s collar and it is microchipped, so you can be reunited quickly if it is lost.

Keep your dog’s vaccinations and worming up to date.

Always bag and bin your dog’s poo wherever you are. You can use any public waste bin or your bin at home.

Never leave bags of dog poo lying around, even if you intend to pick them up later.

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