Dog ban warning

PUBLISHED: 16:14 25 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:46 15 June 2010

OFFICERS from East Devon District Council will be patrolling a number of beaches in East Devon to reinforce the ban on dogs which starts on 1 May.

OFFICERS from East Devon District Council will be patrolling a number of beaches in East Devon to reinforce the ban on dogs which starts on 1 May. The council officers will be enforcing byelaws prohibiting dogs from certain parts of the beaches in the District between 1 May and 30 September each year. In a drive to educate and remind dog owners where their pets may be exercised, the officers will be visiting Exmouth, Budleigh, Sidmouth, Beer and Seaton beaches over the holiday period. And the council's officers will also be on the lookout for dog fouling and litter and are empowered to issue fixed penalty notices if appropriate. The designated areas where dog walking is allowed during the summer months are:Exmouth - The beach between the most easterly groyne at Maer Rocks in the east, to a point opposite the Octagon in the west.Budleigh Salterton - The beach from a point immediately opposite Lime Kiln in the east, to the outfall opposite South Parade in the west.Sidmouth -The beach between the foot of the eastern facing access ramp opposite Ham Lane in the east, to a point 100 metres in a westerly direction beyond the western end of the promenade at Jacob's Ladder. Beer - The beach from a point immediately opposite the south-western most point below Charlie's Yard in the east, and extending in a westerly direction for 200 metres. Seaton - From the boundary of the Parish of Seaton in the east, to the end of the sea wall at Castle Hill in the west (including the walkway immediately adjacent to the beach).Signs on each of the beaches will tell walkers where their dogs are allowed to go.EDDC's Portfolio Holder for Communities, Councillor Jill Elson, said: "Council officers will be working to ensure dog owners are aware of the restrictions governing dog walking on our beaches during the summer months. By adhering to the byelaw, responsible dog owners will be acting positively to create clean, safe beaches for visitors and residents to enjoy.

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