North Tyneside Council is set to continue its current dog controls after a consultation largely favoured the rules.
The council’s Public Spaces Protection Orders include the seasonal ban of dogs on Whitley Bay and Long Sands beaches, King Ward’s Bay, and Cullercoats Bay from 1 May to 30 September.
In addition, dogs are not permitted in 55 children’s play parks throughout North Tyneside.
Dogs must also need to be kept on leads in certain areas, including cemeteries, and Whitley Bay’s promenade.
The public consultation found that of the 107 responses it received:
- 85% supported the continued exclusion of dogs from play sites.
- 73% supported the continued seasonal dog beach ban.
- 91% supported the continued requirement for compulsory leads in certain areas.
- 84% supported the continuation of requiring a dog to be put on a lead when directed to do so.
However, it was noted that there were some mixed responses to the beach restrictions with some wanting the bans relaxed and others extended.
If agreed to, the order will be in place until October 2026.