Conwy County Borough Council have put forward plans for a public space protection order, on Colwyn Bay beach. If the order goes ahead, dogs will not be allowed on the beach at any time during the year.
The protection order comes as CCBC reviews its list of exclusion zones, in a bid to help minimise the rick of dog fouling.
In a report released by Conwy Council, it states “The one significant change to the beach exclusion zones is since the development works in Colwyn Bay on the Promenade, the beach from Porth Eirias towards Rhos on Sea has now become a dry beach, in it is now unwashed by the tide, just like the small sandy beach in Rhos on Sea.
This means should irresponsible dog owners allow their dogs to foul on this section of beach and fail to clean up, or leave residue if they do, the fouling will remain in situ.
This will present unpleasant and dangerous implications from dog fouling to beach users.
To that end, to minimise risk, the area of beach between Porth Eirias and the first stepped entrance to the beach to the left of the pier has been included in the proposed amended PSPO (public space protection order) as a 12 month exclusion for dogs.”
Consultation regarding the changes will take place until February 23rd.
Along with Colwyn Bay beach, other areas which will be impacted will be Llandudno North Shore beach, Craig-y-Don paddling pool, Llanfairfechan beach and Recreation Ground surrounding the Boating Lake, and Penmaenmawr Beach.
Anyone breaching this order could be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £100 , which must be paid within 28 days to prevent of risk prosecution.