Our residents regularly say that our parks and open spaces are what makes Bromley a special place to live in. Bromley has over fifty parks, ranging from large parks like Kelsey Park to smaller neighbourhood recreation grounds like Alexandra Recreation Ground. Walking your dog every day keeps you both healthy and happy. But please follow the guidelines within this section. Whilst walking your dog, it is important that you are aware of the Countryside Code to keep your pet safe, protect the environment and show that you are a responsible dog owner. You are obliged by law to ensure your dog wears a collar and stating your name and address (Control of Dogs Order 1992). You can purchase tags and have them engraved. In addition, cleaning up after your dog is one of the key areas of responsibilities for dog owners, especially when in public spaces. You can face a considerable fine if you do not.

Walking your dog

Cleaning up after your dog

Owning a dog brings a great deal of enjoyment but also carries with it many responsibilities. If owners are not aware of these responsibilities then communities can grow to dislike the dogs in their areas and anti-dog attitudes can develop.Owners will be prosecuted if they allow their dog to foul and do not clear up in designated areas (Dog Fouling of the Land Act 1996).

Cleaning up after your dog is one of the key areas of responsibilities for dog owners, especially when in public spaces. You can face considerable fines if you do not.

Carry poop scoop bags with you at all times. Simply keep a plastic bag in your pocket when out walking  We would like you to help us keep Cator Park and Alexandra Recreation Ground clean and hygeinic places to be.

Reduce complaints about dogs and their owners in your local community by keeping public spaces foul free.

Stray dogs

Bromley Council are required under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to pick up stray dogs reported to them. They will respond by attending the premises where the dog is being held and attempt to locate the owner by checking for dog tags, microchips etc. 

If unable to locate the owner, they will transport the dog to their nominated kennels. Any dog taken to the kennels will be held for seven days so that the owner can reclaim it and thereafter the legal ownership of the dog is transferred to Bromley Council and they will arrange for it to be rehomed (if suitable for rehoming).


Any fees including statutory fees incurred will need to be paid before the dog can be reclaimed.

Lost or found a dog?

Contact SDK Environmental Health and Trading Standards (including out of hours)

Telephone: 03444 828 346 


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