Consultation on dog beach ban

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hoping to improve beach for visitors Hoping to improve beach for visitors

DOGS could be banned from the beach of a former pit town.

Durham County Council is to introduce a Dog Control order at Seaham that would ban dogs from a section of the beach during the summer.

The cabinet agreed today (Wednesday, July 16) to carry out public consultation on the idea .

The council hopes it will make the town, which has undergone a lot of regeneration in recent years, more attractive to visitors.

The ban would be in force between April and the end of September each year starting, from next year.

The order, requested by Seaham Town Council, would not cover the promenade or the beach north of the Seaham Hall car park.

Cabinet member Lucy Hovvels said: “It is a positive report, a positive action, and it is the right thing to do.”

Brian Stephens, portfolio holder for neighbourhoods and local partnerships, said: “We feel that the beach experience can be further improved by keeping it free from dogs running loose and ensuring their mess is not left behind.”

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11:47am Thu 17 Jul 14

shaneo76 says...

This is in Crook and Weardale news why??? Surely there must be something happening so that we don't have to read news from Seaham?!
This is in Crook and Weardale news why??? Surely there must be something happening so that we don't have to read news from Seaham?! shaneo76
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3:46pm Thu 17 Jul 14

settheworldonfire says...

shaneo76 wrote:
This is in Crook and Weardale news why??? Surely there must be something happening so that we don't have to read news from Seaham?!
Very true....Seaham beach stinks anyway...lol.....
[quote][p][bold]shaneo76[/bold] wrote: This is in Crook and Weardale news why??? Surely there must be something happening so that we don't have to read news from Seaham?![/p][/quote]Very true....Seaham beach stinks anyway...lol..... settheworldonfire
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