Three dog fouling fines since beach ban introduction

Dog owners are reminded the ban will remain in effect until 30 September

Dog owners are reminded the ban will remain in effect until 30 September

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The East Riding of Yorkshire Council have already issued three fixed penalty notices to dog owners who flouted the summer-long beach ban.

Since the ban came into force on 1 May council officers issued three £75 fines to dog owners ignoring the ban in Bridlington.

Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for community involvement and partnerships at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The ban on dogs using the beach lasts just for the summer season.

“The vast majority of owners know the importance of not taking their dogs on the beach in the summer months when children and visitors are running barefoot in the sand.”

Anyone caught walking their dog in the restricted areas during the period of the ban may be issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice.

The ban areas in Bridlington include Bridlington North Beach, from the north pier to a line extending east from Limekiln Lane and Bridlington South Beach, from the south pier to a line extending east from Kingston Road.

The ban, enforced by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, will run until Wednesday, 30 September and allows families and visitors to enjoy the seaside without being bothered by nuisance dogs or dog fouling.

While regular patrols of the beaches will take place, officers will also be patrolling other areas making sure owners clean up after their dogs.

Recently, one owner was issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice after failing to clean up after his dog while walking near the cliffs at Sewerby.

It comes after the BBC revealed fixed penalty notices issued by councils were down 20 per cent on a national level during between 2014 and 2015.

Anyone with information about dogs on the beaches during the banned period or to report dog fouling should contact East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s dog warden team on (01482) 396301 or email dog.warden@eastriding.gov.uk.