Dog Walking in Fylde
Where can I walk my dog off a lead?
Any public place except those subject to a dogs on leads by request order, a dogs on leads order, or a dog exclusion order, or by agreement of the owner or occupier of the public place.
Where can I be directed to put my dog on a lead?
The dogs on lead by request order applies to all public places except those subject to a separate dogs on leads order, or a dog exclusion order.
A dogs on lead by request order allows people authorised by the council to issue a direction requiring the person in charge of a dog to place it on a lead. You will only be asked to put your dog on a lead if your dog is considered to be causing a nuisance to other people or another animal or under special circumstances where it would not be appropriate for a dog to be running free i.e. during a sporting event or large gathering in a public area such as a park or open space.
Where can I walk my dog on a lead?
• Any carriageway or footway (as defined in section 329 of the Highways Act 1980)
• Any off-street parking place provided by the Council under section 32 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
• Park Cemetery, Lytham, including the Garden of Remembrance
• The Promenade and Promenade Gardens, Lytham St Annes between Fairhaven Road car park and North Promenade car park; this order only applies between Good Friday and 30th September of any year (by request at all other times)
Areas where dogs are excluded?
The beach and sand dunes at Lytham St Annes between the slipway to St Annes Lifeboat Station and the northern end of North Promenade car park, extending seaward to the mean low water mark; this order only applies between Good Friday and 30th September of any year (off lead at all other times)
Any children’s play area in a park or recreation ground which is separated from the rest of the park or recreation ground by a fence or other means of enclosure
Any ornamental lake, pond, stream or other water feature in a park or recreation ground
What can happen if I breach an Order?
You can be given a fixed penalty notice of £100. Or you could be prosecuted in the magistrates’ court for a criminal offence and be fined up to £1,000.