Residents are reminded that the dog exclusion zone on the amenity beach at St Annes starts on Good Friday, 10th April until 30th September.
During the current social distancing guidance provided by the government to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand many local residents are using the beach for both their own daily exercise as well as exercising their dogs. It is even more important that people adhere to this restriction at present as the amenity beach is the only stretch where people can exercise, obeying the 2metre social distancing requirements without dogs.
The amenity beach is located between the slipway for St Annes Lifeboat Station and the northern end of North Promenade car park (by the Danfo toilets).
There is also a seasonal dogs-on-leads restriction for the Promenade and Promenade Gardens between Fairlawns and North Promenade car parks for the same period.
The amenity beach area is relatively small leaving dog walkers a vast amount of beach stretching towards Squires Gate one way and Lytham Quays in the other direction. Dogs can be freely exercised here without any restrictions.
Legislation is in place across the whole borough for the removal and disposal of dog fouling that requires the person in charge of a dog to pick up and dispose of dog fouling in a bin marked suitable for dog waste. All litter bins in Fylde are multi-purpose and can be used to dispose of both litter and dog fouling. Offenders can get a fixed penalty notice of £100.
For more information about the PSPOs as well as FAQs, visit www.fylde.gov.uk/dogs