Blackpool Council submits plans to extend dog control and fouling orders

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Blackpool Council has proposed to extend protection orders banning dogs from beaches during the summer months as current rules are about to expire.

 

The PSPO consultation will run until October 24

The PSPO consultation will run until October 24

The current dog control and dog fouling PSPO, which was introduced in 2018, prohibits the fouling of land by dogs at any time.

It also bans the walking of dogs in certain areas on a permanent or temporary basis.

Places where dogs are not allowed at any time include children’s play areas, multi-use games areas, ball courts, BMX and skate parks, bowling and golfing greens, the Stanley Park boating lake and ornamental ponds, Marton Mere lake, and the playing areas of all marked sports pitches when in use.

The PSPO also rules that dogs must be kept on-lead on all public roads, on Blackpool Promenade between North and South Pier, in public parks and gardens, in cemeteries and churchyards, car parks, on tram tracks and adjacent footpaths, at the Marton Mere nature reserve, the Cenotaph, the arboretum on Moor Park Avenue, the grassy embankments on South Promenade, and around Starr Gate tram stop. A person in charge of a dog must put it on a lead if requested to do so by an authorising officer, even if the dog is outside one of these lead-only zones.

Failure to comply with the rules may result in a £100 fixed penalty notice.

Blackpool Council is now seeking to renew the PSPO as it is due to expire on November 28. A consultation has been launched, and can be found HERE.As well as offering their opinions on the current restrictions, the survey also asks people to say how big of a problem they think dog fouling and roaming is in Blackpool’s parks and green spaces.

The survey will run until October 24. Paper copies can be obtained from the council’s libraries, front-facing council offices and vet surgeries including Blackpool PDSA Pets Hospital, the Rowan Veterinary Centre Ltd, Robert Jones Veterinary Surgery, Vets4Pets Squires Gate and Vets4Pets Warbreck.

BLACKPOOL’S ‘DOG EXCLUSION ZONES’

Bethesda Square, Bispham Bowling Green, Bispham Gardens Play Area, Blackpool Cricket Club, Blackpool Park Golf Club, Blackpool Subscription Bowling Green, Boundary Park Recreational Areas, Briar Field 5-a-side, Carr Road Playing Fields, Cavendish Road recreation ground, Cenotaph, Champagne Avenue Play Area, Claremont Bowling Green, Claremont Park, Corrib Road Playing Field, East Pines Park Play Area, Fleetwood Road Golf Course, George Bancroft Park Play Areas, Halfway House Bowling Green, Hampton Road Bowling Green, Harold Larwood Park, Herons Reach Golf Course, Highfield Road Play Areas, Kincraig 5-a-side, Kincraig Fun Zone, Kincraig lake, Kingscote Park recreational areas

Layton Bowling Green, Layton Institute Bowling Green, Louie Horrocks Play Areas, Mereside Park Play Areas, Moor Park Play Areas, Moor Park Recreational Areas, Norbreck Bowling and Tennis Club, North Shore Golf Course, Raikes Hall Bowling Green, Revoe Park, South Shore Bowling Club, South Shore Lawn Tennis Club, Squires Gate FC, Stanley Park 5-a-side, Stanley Park BMX area, Stanley Park boating lake, Stanley Park playground, Stanley park Skatepark, Stanley Park Sports Areas, Stanley Park track, Vicarage Lane Play Areas, Waterloo Hotel Bowling Green, Watson Road Park