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Dogs can be walked on Isle of Wight beaches after PSPO ends

Dogs can be walked onto Isle of Wight’s beaches this summer after the council failed to extend a Public Space Protection Order, reports suggest.

This means that restrictions on when and where dogs can be walked, which also covered some playgrounds and recreation parks, cannot be enforced.

An Isle of Wight Council spokesperson told Island Echo: “Renewal work for the Public Space Protection Orders relating to dogs on beaches is under way and will be consulted on in the early autumn.

“Until the new orders are in place, we would ask dog owners to respect the existing signage at our main beach resorts. We would also encourage all dog walkers, regardless of wherever dogs are exercised, to be responsible by keeping their pets under control and making sure they pick up after them.”

Wardens will still be out issuing advice and guidance where necessary.

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