A WREXHAM village is proposing to ban all dogs from being walked in a local cemetery following complaints of dog fouling.

Rhosllanerchrugog Community Council has proposed to ban all dogs (not including guide dogs) from Rhos Cemetery due to the ongoing issue with dog fouling.

There has been a significant rise in dog fouling at the cemetery, even on gravestones, with individuals allowing their dogs to come into the cemetery unsupervised. 

Some dog walkers are not picking up after their dogs, even though there are dog foul bag dispensers at the cemetery. 

A spokesperson said: "Rhosllanerchrugog Community Council wishes to seek the views of all those with a likely interest in the proposal.

"It is important that all views can be taken into account before a decision is made."

It follows recent fly-tipping incidents at the cemetery which involved items of waste left placed up against a gravestone.

The council said: "We also had fly tipping incidences recently, it seems as though certain people lack respect for their community and for the deceased buried in our cemetery."

Several residents commented on the social media post announcing the proposal.

One person said: "I find it abhorrent that people allow their dogs to do their business and not tidy it up" while another said "this is the right decision to ban all dogs."

Residents are being asked to contact the office directly with their views on 01978 840007 or by emailing rhoscomcouncil@outlook.com

The consultation period commenced on February 21 and will end on April 8.