beach ban on dogs could be lifted in Burnham-On-Sea
ban on dogs on Burnham-On-Sea's main beach could be lifted over
the winter months under new proposals from Sedgemoor District Council.
currently remain excluded all year round on Burnham's main beach
between the Jetty and The Pavilion.
the council has proposed that the ban is lifted over the winter
months as it is difficult to enforce and there are few children
playing on the beach there.
Coles, Coastal and Environmental Protection Manager at Sedgemoor
District Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "We are
considering modifying the winter-time ban on dogs for the main beach
to make it more easily enforceable for us, more easier to understand
for dog owners, and to reflect levels of winter use."
explained: "Over the summer, we have a ban on dogs across all
of Burnham's beach from Maddock's Slade to the Sailing Club, but
during the peak summer months we need a ban in the place when the
beaches are so busy with families."
the winter, the main beach currently remains closed to dogs while
the other two beaches either side are opened to dogs. Despite this,
though, we see people walking their dogs into the banned area and
it's difficult for us to enforce because we don't have beach wardens
on duty over the winter."
fully removing the dogs ban on all beaches over the winter is being
considered. It would be easier to understand and enforce."
would still take action against dog fouling and anti-social dog
ownership issues whenever necessary."
council is keen to receive feedback on the proposals from beach
users and residents. Comments can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org