Taking a LEAD on dogs
Local Environmental Awareness on Dogs - LEAD© - is a police-led, initiative founded in the London Borough of Sutton in South West London to encourage responsible dog ownership of all breeds of dog.
It seeks to provide advice to the public on dog issues, improve dog safety and dog welfare. It also deals with anti-social and inconsiderate behaviour by individuals with dogs in a way that protects and reassures the public. It is aimed at all dog owners in Sutton whether in private or rented accommodation.
This work is being promoted through regular dog roadshows, engagement with dog owners during regular patrols and through day-to-day contact with owners of dogs that come to police attention.
To achieve this we are working closely with our partner agencies, which include Sutton Council, all Registered Social Landlords like Sutton Housing Partnership and Roundshaw Homes, the RSPCA and the Riverside Animal Centre, which is based in Beddington Park, Sutton. Our annual surveys of local residents highlight that issues concerning dogs, such as nuisance dogs and dog fouling, are high on the list of concerns amongst residents in the borough – and LEAD is aimed at tackling these concerns.
For more information please do read the attached flyer.
The bond between your child and dog can bring fun and happiness to family life.
We don’t expect our own dog to bite, but any dog can biteif they feel they have no other option.
Children are most likely to be bitten at home, by a familiar dog.
Luckily most bites are preventable and close supervision is key.
If you’ve a baby on the way, now’s the time to start preparing your dog.
Gradually introduce changes in your home and routines, using rewards your dog enjoys, to help them cope well with the new arrival.
Please see attached flyer for further information on Safety around Dogs.
Please see attached flyer for further information on Your Dog and Your New Baby.
The Sutton Men in Sheds project has grown significantly over the past few years. It provides a community space for men to connect, engage in conversation, as well as create and pursue new interests. The sessions are designed to help support men’s mental health and well-being. Advice, support, and signposting facilitated by professionals are incorporated into the group sessions.
Men in Sheds will be back in September 2023. Please note that there will be NO Men in Shed's session on 31st August 2023 (Thursday).
We are pleased to confirm the dates for September to December in the attached flyer.
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Sutton Housebound Library Services are calling out to residents who are housebound and wish to access books. To register, please complete the google form questionnaire which will assist in checking if you are eligible for this service. You will be contacted to enquire about the types of books you enjoy reading so an appropriate assortment is brought to your home. Further details are also available on this poster.
LFB has produced an online Home Fire Safety Checker that will work out the level of risk in your home with a few questions and suggest what you could do next. This might be booking a visit from one of their crews or getting some tailored online advice. Check your fire safety today to get the right help.
Just scan the QR code or go to: london-fire.gov.uk/protect