How is a visitor supposed to know?
MY WIFE and I were on holiday in Weston from April 14-21 with my dogs. I was surprised to be stopped by a beach warden and informed
MY WIFE and I were on holiday in Weston from April 14-21 with my dogs.I was surprised to be stopped by a beach warden and informed that I was not allowed to walk my animals on the beach between the pier and Uphill.Last October I asked the Tourist Information Centre to confirm when the summer restrictions applied and I was told I could walk on the beach with my dogs until May 1. I was given this information by email. The dates were also in the Weston brochure and on signs along the beach.How is a visitor supposed to know of the changes? On holiday last week I walked the full length of the promenade and the only sign I found relating to dogs was on the Tropicana which showed a map with the area between the pier and Uphill which was marked with a 'no dogs' sign and the words 'May - September'.I booked my holiday in April and out of season to enable me to take advantage of being able to walk my dogs on the beach before the summer restrictions. There is no other reason for me to book out of season. When the council decided to make this new restriction it should have considered the effect on holidaymakers who visit out of season to take advantage of the beach and walking their dogs.I will now look for another resort that is more tolerant of dogs, which is sad because my wife and I both love Weston.I would also add that my wife and I support the residents and dog owners of Weston in their quest to get this ruling overturned. Until then they can now walk their dogs along the promenade in the winter and view the deserted beach. What an ill thought out regulation.HOWARD GLANSFIELD - Buccleuch Street, Kettering