Dog ban on Exmouth beach

THE annual dog ban on Exmouth beach comes into force next month.

THE annual dog ban on Exmouth beach comes into force next month.

Dog Control Orders across East Devon prohibit dogs from some of our beaches between May and September each year.

Beaches in Seaton, Beer, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth all have dog-free areas. The restricted areas are clearly signed and visitors to the beach are advised to check these signs before taking their dogs onto the beach.

From May 1 Enforcement Officers will be spot checking these beaches and anyone responsible for a dog found within the dog free area will be served with a fixed penalty notice, which carries a fine of �80.


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A district council spokesman said: “Nowadays most people understand that they must pick up after their dog. In fact EDDC’s contractors currently remove a staggering 270 tonnes of dog excrement per year from their 350 dog bins across the district. Unfortunately a few people still fail to pick up after their dogs.

“EDDC operates a policy of zero tolerance for dog fouling, and anyone who fails to clear up after a dog will face prosecution with a maximum penalty of �1,000.”

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For first offences offenders may be offered a fixed penalty notice, which carries a fine of �80. Since October 2010, eleven fixed penalty notices have been served in East Devon for breach of the Dog Control Orders.

If you want to know where you can walk your dog or where you can find a dog-free beach please visit: http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/beaches

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