Cabinet approved the decision to rent part of High Hazels Park to Yorkshire Dog Training so that a new center can be set up in one session this week.
Councilor Mary Lea, Park Cabinet Member, said, “Thanks again to the officials for this. It’s an redundant bowling green at High Hazels and it’s in my community, so I have an interest too.
“It’s in a corner of the park that is at the top and not used by many people except bowlers.
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“It’s a small company that is active and attracting more people. If we have more people around our parks will be a lot safer and I think that will help with that.
“It will bring some income to the park and I know the friends of the park were on the consultation, they have been around for about 20 years and it’s a small group of people that do a fantastic job and the bowling club it was involved too and they are very happy with it too. “
It would provide a professional training service to all dog owners in the city and surrounding areas. The main goal is to educate the owners in their ability to control their dog and to become aware of their responsibilities.
The training area will also house a professional portable building, subject to approval by the planning.
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In a report, council officials said this could bring a number of benefits, including generating income, improving safety, improving the quality and attractiveness of the park, and bringing the site back to service.
They added, “YDT has found that providing these services to people continues to have positive effects.
“Customers can safely venture out into public spaces with their dogs knowing that they are under control and pose no risk to other members of the public.
“Hiking in the midst of nature is a well-known tool to reduce stress. In the hectic life many of us lead now, this can help us every day. ”