Fines for Exmouth dog owners who break the rules

PUBLISHED: 11:15 16 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:10 10 June 2010

Dog owners have been told to follow the rules or face a fine

Dog owners have been told to follow the rules or face a fine

EXMOUTH dog owners who fail to properly control their pets on district council land now face a fine if they fail to comply. East Devon District Council executive members have brought in new laws preventing dogs from some public places, and ordering them to be kept on leads in others

EXMOUTH dog owners who fail to properly control their pets on district council land now face a fine if they fail to comply.

East Devon District Council executive members have brought in new laws preventing dogs from some public places, and ordering them to be kept on leads in others.

Owners breaking the rules could face a fixed penalty fine if they are spotted by the district council dog warden.

The district council said the preventative measures had been put in place in a bid to protect against the hazards of dog fouling.

District councillor David Cox, responsible for StreetScene, said: "Whilst I understand the needs of owners to exercise their dogs, I believe it is totally inappropriate that they should be permitted in an area where children and young people play. Sadly, not every dog owner is responsible and picks up after their pet."

Under the new rules dogs are banned from Exmouth's Phear Park skate park and BMX areas, and also Withycombe Raleigh football field.

Dogs are also banned from Goosefield in Exton, Back Lane playing field, in Newton Poppleford, Woodbury recreation ground, at Orchard Close and, annually from May 1 until September 30, Woodbury cricket field.

Under the new rules dogs must be kept on leads in Exmouth in the grounds of the Pavilion, Manor Gardens, the Strand Gardens, Carter Avenue playing field and Warren View playing fields.

Dogs must remain on leads on Budleigh Salterton's Greenway Lane playing field and also Woodbury village green.

DOG CONTROL ORDERS:

Dog Exclusions -

Axminster

Land at First Avenue (to rear of Millwey Rise shops)

Millwey Rise football field

Foxhill field

North Street / Willhays field

Axe Valley Community College (entire grounds)

Axminster County Primary School (entire grounds)

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Land at Woodbury Park

Broadhembury

Broadhembury Primary School entire school grounds

Lime Kiln skate park

Dunkeswell

Dunkeswell New Century Park

Dunkeswell sports field, BMX track and allotments

Exmouth

Phear park skate park and BMX area

Withycombe Raleigh football field

Exton

Goosefield

Honiton

Mountbatten playing field

Allhallows skate park

Newton Poppleford

Back Lane playing field

Ottery St Mary

Winters Lane playing field

Rockbeare

Rockbeare playing field

Rockbeare Primary School playing field

Rockbeare Village Hall grounds

Grass verges opposite school entrance (Stoneylands)

Seaton

Underfleet skate park

Sidmouth

Sidmouth Beach. The beach between the foot of the eastern facing access ramp opposite Ham Lane in the east to a point at the bottom of Peak Hill opposite the Westcliff Hotel in the west (from 1 May to 30 September in each year).

Manstone Lane skate park

Uplyme

King George V playing field (adjacent to hall)

Woodbury

Woodbury recreation ground (Orchard Close)

Woodbury cricket field (seasonal ban from 1 May-30 Sept)

Dogs on leads -

Axminster

Axminster cemetery

St Mary’s churchyard

The Old Court House Gardens

Loretto Road / Cridlake recreation ground

Beer

Charlie’s Yard

Branscombe

Branscombe playing field

Broadclyst

Holly Close recreation field

Budleigh Salterton

Greenway Lane playing field

Chardstock

Chardstock Community Hall car park

Exmouth

The Pavilion grounds

Manor Gardens

The Strand Gardens

Carter Avenue playing field

Warren View playing fields

Honiton

The permissive path from Battishorne Way to Roundball Wood

1. From opposite Hawthorn Close to the rear of Millhead Road to Ernsborough Gardens

2. Vine Inn Yard / Greyhound Plot / Northcote Lane

3. High Street to Queen Street

4. End of Chapel Street to St Michael’s Day Centre

5. Pine Park Road Railway Bridge through Westcott Way / Orchards Way to the roundabout on Kings Road

6. Queen Street to Park Pine Railway Bridge through the Glen and Millennium Green into Parsonage Way

7. Top of Church Hill through Lynch Gate past St Michael and All Angels church into Lower Marlpitts Hill

8. From St Michael and All Angels church through cemetery and into Gardiners Lane

9. From Beech Grove past Hale Farm and into Axminster Road (both paths) and them from Axminster Road to Springfield Road

10. From Hale Farm to Northcote Hill past Perry Hale Nursery

11. From Hale Farm to Hutgate Lane and onto Northcote Hill Farm

12. Lower Marlpritts Hill through golf course and into Farway Common Road

13. Farway Common Road via golf course to Wad Moor lane

14. From Langford Road past Cheneys Farm to Monkton Road

15. The Gissage Riverside Walk at Oaklea

16. Higher Brand Lane at Gardiners Cross to Weatherill Road opposite Buttery Road

Ottery St Mary

Land of Canaan

Seaton

West Walk

Sidmouth

Long park recreation ground

Uplyme

King George V playing field footpath

Woodbury

Woodbury village green

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