Fylde Council Warn Dog Owners Of £100 Fine As Exclusion Zone Comes Into Force

This coming Good Friday, 29th March, sees the designated area (pictured above) of St Anne’s beach becoming a dog exclusion zone under a Public Spaces Protection Order. This dog exclusion zone is on the amenity beach, located between the slipway for St Anne’s Lifeboat Station and the northern end of North Promenade Car Park by the Danfo toilets extending seaward to the mean low water mark. The prohibition extends until 30th September 2024.

There is also a seasonal dogs-on-leads restriction for the Promenade and Promenade Gardens between Fairhaven Car Park and North Promenade Car Park for the same period. Throughout the year, councils make it clear that when on beaches, dog owners must keep their dogs under strict control (ideally on a lead) and should make sure to clean up after their pets by using the dog bin facilities provided.

A Fylde Council Spokesperson said, ‘The amenity beach area is relatively small, leaving dog walkers a vast amount of beach stretching towards Squires Gate northwards and Lytham Quays southwards. Legislation is in place across the whole borough for the removal and disposal of dog fouling that requires the person in charge of a dog to pick up and dispose of dog fouling in a bin marked suitable for dog waste.

All litter bins in Fylde are multi-purpose and can be used to dispose of both litter and dog fouling. Offenders can get a fixed penalty notice of £100.’

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