Dogs banned from beaches until September

PUBLISHED: 09:01 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:06 01 May 2018

The ban will be in place until September 30.

The ban will be in place until September 30.

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A seasonal dog ban has returned to beaches in Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare today (Tuesday).

The ban, enforced by Sedgemoor District Council, runs from May 1 until September 30 with restrictions in place on all beaches in Burnham between Maddocks Slade and the yacht club, while in Weston no canines will be allowed on the sand between the Grand Pier and Royal Sands.

Those who are caught could be hit with a £75 fine.

A council spokesman said: “During the dog ban period, it is an offence to take your dog onto the beach and dog walkers can be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £75 or face prosecution for doing so.

“The district council’s dog wardens undertake patrols at the beaches and will issue penalty notices to those caught with dogs on the banned beaches.”

During the past year, wardens have dished out fines on Burnham beach, between the jetty and the Pavilion, where dogs are banned all year round.


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