When the Cleethorpes dog ban comes into effect and where you can walk your pets
Each year as we approach the summer months, a dog ban is introduced on a section of Cleethorpes beach meaning dogs are not permitted on the sand.
This year, the ban will come into effect on April 15 and will run until September 30 when the weather once again turns.
The section of the beach from Wonderland to Cleethorpes Leisure Centre will be off-limits for dog walkers but there are sections where dogs are permitted.
From the leisure centre to the Humberston fitties dogs are still allowed on the beach for walks.
If you are caught walking on the banned section you could be fined £100. Those who refuse to pay the fine could end up in the magistrate’s court paying up to £1000.
Although your pooch can still access part of the beach this summer, it emerged in November that the dog ban may be extended.
A North East Lincolnshire Council cabinet report states that the current ban could be extended to Humberston fitties in the winter or dogs may be forced to go on leads should measures to protect wildlife become ‘unmangeable’.
The report states: “If recreational disturbance becomes unmanageable and it is deemed that signage, education and other passive mitigation measures for recreational disturbance are no longer able to effectively mitigate recreational disturbance, then NELC will look to impose other enforcement measures.
“These measures may include a change to the dog walking PSPO. Changes to the PSPO could include extending the dog walking ban from the Cleethorpes Leisure centre to the end of Humberston Fitties during the wintering bird season or could include dogs needing to be kept on leads in the same area.”
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