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Dogs on Leads Perranporth Beach Order 2011

 

The Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act 2005
The Dog Control Order (Prescribed Offences and Penalties, etc.)
               Regulations 2006 (SI.2006/1059)
The Dogs on Leads Perranporth Beach Order 2011
The Perranzabuloe Parish Council hereby makes the following Order
1.     This order comes into force on 30th of June 2011
2.    This order applies to the land specified in Schedule 1
 
Offence
 
3.    (1) A person in charge of a dog shall be guilty of an offence if, during the times and periods specified in Schedule 2, on any land to which this Order applies he does not keep the dog on a fixed lead of not more than 6 feet in length, unless –
(a) He has a reasonable excuse for failing to do so: or
(b)The owner, occupier or other person or authority having control of the land has consented (generally or specifically) to his failing to do so.
(2) For the purpose of this article a person who habitually has a dog in his possession shall be taken to be in charge of the dog at any time unless at that time some other person is in charge of the dog.
Penalty
4.    A person who is guilty of an offence under article 3 shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
          Given the Common Seal of Perranzabuloe Parish Council
          This first day of June 2011
          THE COMMON SEAL OF
       THE PERRANZABULOE PARISH COUNCIL
           Signed sealed and delivered by Catherine Oates, Parish Clerk………………………………….
           In the presence of Doreen Lawrence, Chairman…………………………………………………………..
 
 
                                                SCHEDULE 1
The land to which this order applies is that part of Perranporth Beach bounded:-
 - on its southern edge by the Promenade and cliffs to Droskyn Point
- on its eastern edge by the South West Coastal Path from the Promenade to Flat Rocks
- on its western edge by the sea (as far as the line of lowest astronomical tide)
- on its northern edge by a straight line in a west north westerly direction from the foot of the steps at Flat Rocks to the sea
 
The land is shown edged red on the Plan attached to this Order
 
 
                                        SCHEDULE 2
The times and periods to which this order applies are:-
Every year on all days between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. from and including the 1st of July until and including the 31st of August.
 
Click Link below for Dog control order notice:
 
 

DOG FOULING Stencils, & CCTV

Perranzabuloe Parish Council has promoted our parish as Dog Friendly, with a very reasonable Dog Control Order on Perranporth Beach, and few restrictions elsewhere in the parish.  Children’s Play Areas, Sports Fields, Pitches, and Courts are all designated ‘No Dogs Allowed’, but dogs are welcomed around the perimeters of most of these grounds.

The majority of dog owners, clean up after their dog; they bag it and drop it in a local dog bin, use a general waste bin, or take it home and dispose of it there.  Unfortunately, there has been a tendency for some irresponsible owners either not to pick up after their dogs, or to bag it and leave the bag on the ground, hanging on a fence, bush, and even in trees.

The parish council, as well as sub-contracting the Cornwall Council Dog Warden for brief periods, has also employed officers to patrol the beach, dunes, footpaths, and parks advising and educating dog owners of their responsibilities, to keep their dogs under control, and to clean up after them.  Dog Wardens are able to issue fines for not picking up, and littering, where advice is blatantly ignored.

The Parish Council and local volunteers have also put up various signs where practical, to persuade those irresponsible dog owners to dispose of their dog mess in an appropriate bin or take it home.

For 2017 the Parish Council is launching further signage, including ‘road stencils’ on paths, tarmac, concrete, and other areas where fouling continues to take place. 

The parish has also purchased a specific stencil for use by volunteers which can be used on grass, and this has already been ‘booked’ by both the Rugby Club, and Football Club, for the perimeter of their pitches.  Similarly, St Piran’s Trust has asked to use the stencil in areas around the Oratory and St Piran’s Round.   Individuals can also book this stencil for use on their private land, but all interested parties are asked for a donation towards a replacement once this stencil becomes unusable (it is built to last for 100+ impressions).

Most stencilled signs will be used with ‘temporary’ paint, which fades away over a short period, approx. 6-12 weeks.  Areas of grass will have ‘permanent’ paint applied which is either mown away, or fades over a period of approximately 12 months. 

Where a ‘temporary’ stencilled sign has not reduced the incidence of ‘not picking up’, it is likely that ‘permanent’ paint will be used in the future.

Further, the Parish Council, with significant support from the Gardens Charities, has installed CCTV cameras overlooking the Inner Green and the adjacent pathway to the beach. This will be used as a deterrent, to discourage anti-social behaviour, and can be used as evidence if required.  Though recordings will be over-written after a short period, it will allow council officers and the police to review incidents and hopefully identify perpetrators.

If you see an owner who misses picking up after their dog, or purposely ignores the mess, you should report this to the council on 01872 572727, advising time and day, name if you know it, location details, and they will try to identify/confirm who the dog owner is.

In addition if you find dog excrement on the inner green, or pathway beside the green, you can report this to the council on 01872 572727, and they can view historic footage on the cctv video to try to identify the dog and the owner.  Again, the council needs details of the location to start searching for the owner.

The council will then follow them up with advice, or a fine.

For example, for someone with mobility issues, a first & final warning may be given and a long handled pet poo picker may be recommended.

Reports to the council can be anonymous if you wish.  

For further information about the new ‘dog fouling’ stencils, or the CCTV installation, please contact the Parish Clerk, on 01872 572727, or via email perranzabuloe@btconnect.com

 

February 2017