Dog Code

Please follow these simple rules.


  • Always pick up after your dog. It is everyone’s responsibility to keep the environment clean and tidy for all park users
  • Collect poo in a bag and dispose of in any litter bin in the park or take it home.
  • You can be FINED up to £1000 if you fail to clean up after your dog

Control & Respect

  • Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times whilst in the Garden of Remembrance and the East Court Terraced Gardens
  • Never let your dog damage trees shrubs, flower beds or other park features. Council maintenance teams and Volunteers spend a lot of time and money making East Court a beautiful place to be
  • Dogs are not permitted in the children’s play area


  • Respect other park users
  • Be aware of what your dog is doing all of the time
  • Ensure your dog is under close control when approaching the drive and car parks
  • Please don’t let a dog chase or disturb any wildlife
  • The number of dogs one person can take onto council owned parks is restricted to six

Other ways we can be responsible owners

  • Dog walkers, as regular park users, help look after our open spaces by reporting any problems or damage in the park, collecting litter and help improve safety.
  • Report a found or a lost dog
  • If you find a dog bin which has not been emptied then please note the number painted on it before contacting Mid Sussex District Council using the online report a missing dog bin form.