Dogs on Dorset beaches consultation 

Dogs on Dorset beaches consultation 

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 7:31am 14th September 2019.

Changes to orders this year have been postponed to allow for the consultation to take place.

Dog orders across the Dorset Council area could all comply to the same standards next year.

The existing legislation will remain in force until any changes are introduced.

The dog orders have been contentious in Weymouth and Lyme Regis, where many pet owners want greater and longer access to beaches.

Dorset Council is now hoping to harmonise all of the dog related Public Spaces Protection Orders in its area, with a single PSPO drawing all of the former five orders into one.

To do this a 12-week public consultation exercise now needs to be undertaken, running until the end of December - which could mean another year passing before any changes are brought into force.