The Vale of Glamorgan Council has now issued a detailed list of the areas in Penarth where its proposed new anti-dog measures would be applied.
Now more details of the precise areas where controls on dogs would be imposed have been published (see table below).
As previously reported by PDN ( https://tinyurl.com/ya36w3aj ) the council is consulting the public on a proposal to impose a Public Spaces Protection Order which would mean £100 on-the-spot fines being imposed on dog walkers who don’t obey the proposed new regulations.
The council says it’s proposing to bring in the dog controls because “it has been established that certain activities carried out in specified public spaces have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality”
From the list it would appear there would be an outright ban on dogs throughout the year in Alexandra Park, Victoria Park and Cosmeston Lakes Country Park.
In Belle Vue Park it’s proposed to ban dogs from the children’s play area and the Bowling Green – but apparently not from pathways and the grassy slope area on which hundreds of people sit for the annual Music in the Park event and where children play around the year.
Some local residents say there should be an outright ban on all dogs covering the entire Belle Vue Park .
All other childrens’ play areas and sports pitches in Penarth would be prohibited no-go areas for dogs. These include the Plassey Square play area which is already fenced off.
Under the current proposals would be allowed without leads on the open area of Reaction Ground but dog owners would have to pick-up excrement deposited by their animals – but again – this is now an area where scores of people sit on the grass in the summer months and local residents may well call for an outright dog ban.
On Cliff Walk ( with the exception of the children’s play area) dogs would be allowed to run around without leads – but owners would have to pick up their excrement.
On Penarth Pier boardwalk there would be a total ban on dogs during the summer months .
On Penarth Esplanade dogs would have to be kept on leads and owners would have to “poop scoop” after their animals .
On Penarth Beach however – although there would be (and currently is) a total ban on dogs in the summer months – there would be no requirement for dog owners to put their animals on leads or bother to pick up their foulings.
The Council will consult with partners, key stakeholders and the local community to establish an evidence base and support for the prohibition proposal. If the result of the consultation is supportive, the final PSPO will be based on these results in autumn 2018.
There is more information available on http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/pspodogs