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Dog lead restrictions back in force

Dog lead restrictions back in force

Friday 01 May 2015

Dog lead restrictions back in force

Summer lead restrictions are back in force for dogs – and owners have also been warned to clean up after their pets.

Between 1 May and 30 September, all dogs on beaches must be kept on leads between 10.30 am and 6 pm, and horses are banned from beaches during the same hours.

The senior Constable, Len Norman, has issued a warning that the beach restriction rules must be obeyed, and has repeated a warning that fines of up to £500 can be handed out to dog owners who don’t clear up after their pooches.

He said: “The Connétables wish to remind dog owners, in particular, of the law and that they must ensure their dog is kept on a lead if on the beach between 10.30 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.

“Dog owners must also clean up after their dog and this applies not only to all beaches but also to parks and other public areas including roads and pavements.

“All the Connétables receive complaints about dog faeces and owners must clean up after their dogs and dispose of the litter in one of the many waste receptacles provided around the Island. It is an offence to dispose of plastic bags containing dog faeces other than in a waste receptacle.

“A fine of up to £500 can be imposed on those who do not clean up after their dog.”

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