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Public space protection orders (PSPOs)

There are two PSPOs in force in Lyme Regis, one relating to dogs and the other to anti-social behaviour, which includes the feeding of seagulls.

Dog controls

Dogs are allowed on East Cliff Beach, Church Cliff Beach and Monmouth Beach all year round. Dogs are only allowed on Front Beach from October to April, inclusive.

Dogs must also be kept on the lead at all times when using Marine Parade, Cart Road, Bell Cliff, the harbour, slipway and sea walls, entrance to Cobb Road, Ozone Terrace, entrance to the public car park and boat park, harbour wall, Cobb Gate car park, Gunn Cliff Walk, Church Cliff Walkway, and the steps leading from Church Cliff Walkway to Charmouth Road car park.

The Dog Related PSPO also order covers refers to the removal and disposal of dog faeces, and the penalties for those who do not comply with the order.

View the Dog Related PSPO

Green Dog Walkers

Green Dog Walkers

Lyme Regis prides itself on being a clean and litter-free environment and we'd like to keep it that way. We're asking dog owners to agree to the Green Dog Walkers pledge, a national community-led programme to help reduce dog fouling and encourage responsible dog ownership.

A Green Dog Walker agrees to the following pledge:

  • always clean up after their dog;
  • dispose of the bag responsibly;
  • carry extra dog waste bags;
  • gladly give a bag to those without one; and
  • be a friendly reminder to other dog walkers to clean up after their dogs.

As well as ensuring that they clean up after their dogs, they:

  • ensure their dog is microchipped;
  • keep their dog under control at all times; and,
  • stay safe around farm animals and ground nesting birds.

Seagull controls

Please beware of seagulls, particularly when you have food or during nesting season when gulls will protect their young.

You may see signs around the seafront encouraging people not to feed the seagulls. Feeding them affects their health, encourages them to steal food and waste, makes them aggressive towards humans and causes nuisance.

The Anti-social Behaviour Related (PSPO) makes it a civil offence to intentionally feed seagulls. Fixed penalty notices can be issued and carry a £100 penalty if paid within 28 days, reduced to £75 if paid within 14 days.

View the Anti-social Behaviour Related PSPO