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Request for Canicross Training

Meeting: 21/11/2017 - Duchess Wood Local Nature Reserve Committee (Item 4)

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The Committee considered a request from a local provider to offer a free Canicross Training taster session in the Wood.  Discussion followed, with the following issues being highlighted:-


The possibility of these classes being run frequently through the week

Concern over possible disruption to other users of the Wood

The suitability of the Wood for this type of activity given the narrow paths

The guidelines from Scottish National Heritage on the use of Local Nature Reserves




Having given careful consideration to the request, the Committee agreed:-


(1)  that the Duchess Wood is not an appropriate setting for a class of this nature and is not compatible with the size of the Wood, or with the established rules and arrangements that are in place; and


(2)  that the Area Committee Manager should write to the applicant advising of the decision.