Dangerous Dogs Campaign

In March this year, the Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime released their yearly ‘Dangerous Dogs’ performance which revealed that in 2014,  Enfield was the London Borough which had the highest number of dogs seized.
 
Local MP David Burrowes stepped up his longstanding campaign for responsible dog ownership after his dog was attacked in Arnos Park to recognise that dog-on-dog attacks are a stepping stone to human maulings and should therefore be treated as seriously as maulings on humans.
 
David Burrowes welcomes the new information from the Mayor’s Office as it suggests that new legislation which was introduced in May of 2014 is proving very effective. The 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act was amended so that the term ‘public place’ was substituted to “any place in England or Wales (whether or not a public place)”.
 
David said: “The concern is the authorities are waiting for a dog to attack a human before they take action. There is also a concern that they only take it seriously if it’s an attack on a human, rather than a dog-on-dog attack.
 
“You have many cases where reportings don’t lead to prosecutions, and I’m concerned it’s not treated as high a priority as it should be. The focus has often been on guns and knives, but these can be used as weapons and should be treated so.”
 
He welcomed the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime Report, adding: “The latest statistics highlight the importance of new laws which extend criminal liability for dangerous dogs to private property. I am keen to ensure that the positive side of responsible dog ownership is also promoted.
 
David is due to visit three local primary schools at the beginning of the new school year to advertise the Arnos Grove Dog Show on Saturday 26th of September. He will take this opportunity to educate the children about how to behave most responsibly around dogs as members of the North London Dogs Trust Educational Team will join him to deliver a ‘Be Dog Smart’ workshop.

Easter Newsletter

Apart from Cadbury's most people recognise Easter, particularly Christians as we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. A dedicated holiday on Good Friday highlights our enduring Christian heritage. As for me I will have contrasting experiences of Easter. On Good Friday I will attend the Greek Orthodox service at St Demetrios Church and join with many hundred in procession around the church. On Saturday 22nd April at 7.30pm I will be taking part in a dramatic presentation at my church in Enfield (www.eefc.net) donning a wig and gown as a Defence Counsel in a case about the evidence for the Resurrection entitled 'Who moved the stone?'

I recognise my Jewish constituents are also celebrating a most significant time in their calendar remembering the Passover. For others it is simply a time to be with the family and eat lots of chocolate! However you will be celebrating Easter, I send you my best wishes.

David Burrowes MP

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Surgeries

Drop in surgeries – no appointment necessary just turn up

First Friday of the month at the Constituency Office from 4 - 6pm – please call the constituency office beforehand to confirm the details.

Last Saturday of the month in the Barclays Bank offices above their branch at the Triangle in Palmers Green 2-4 Aldermans Hill (next door to Starbucks) from 9.30am to 11.30am.  Entrance to the offices is from within the Bank.

Appointment Surgeries - held at the Constituency Office in Winchmore Hill on the second, third and fourth Fridays of each month either between 10-12am or 3–5pm

Please call the constituency office on 0208 360 0234 to arrange a time and date.

Constituency Office address – 1c Chaseville Parade, Chaseville Park Road, Winchmore Hill, N21 1PG