Dogs on leads rules made clear.

From Fylde Council.

Dog walking, dogs off leads, dog fouling are all hot topics of debate in and around Lytham St. Annes, if not everywhere. However, after a couple of swans were badly injured last year, by dogs NOT on leads, Fylde Council have increased the areas where dogs now MUST be on leads, on addition to summer season beach exclusion zones.

From Fylde Council website- Dogs on leads across Fylde
Anyone who lives in or visits Fylde knows that our area is blessed with amazing beaches, parks and open spaces. We want those places to be welcoming and safe environments for all, including dog walkers.

The council has introduced Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) to balance the needs of dog walkers with the rest of the public. PSPOs are formal orders made by the council under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. They apply to anyone in charge of a dog in certain areas in the Fylde Council district. The requirements of the current PSPOs are listed below, and you can download a full copy of each order from this page.

Paddling pools, fountains and other similar places: Keep your dog out
Enclosed outdoor play areas: Keep your dog out
St Annes beach and sand dunes (between the lifeboat station and North Promenade Car Park): Keep your dog out from Good Friday to 30 September
Ashton Gardens: Keep your dog on a lead
Lowther Gardens: Keep your dog on a lead
Fairhaven Lake: Keep your dog on a lead
Lytham Park Cemetery: Keep your dog on a lead
Promenade and Promenade Gardens: Keep your dog on a lead
Council-owned car parks: Keep your dog on a lead
Roads and pavements: Keep your dog on a lead
All other public places: Put your dog on a lead if requested
All public places: Pick up your dog’s fouling
Certain exceptions apply to some of these orders. Please download and look at the order itself for full details of the requirements, their extent and exceptions.

Most people understand the need for the orders and comply with them. Our wardens are always happy to explain exactly what is required. But you can be ultimately be issued with a fixed penalty notice of (£100) or be taken to court and fined up to £1,000 in court if you do not comply and don’t have a reasonable excuse.

Further information can be found on Fylde Council website if you wish to download a pdf.

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