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Dog Control Orders ~ Conwy County

Conwy County Borough Council (CCBC) accepts the vast majority of dog owners are responsible, clean up after their dogs and keep them under proper control. However, a minority of irresponsible dog owners create significant problems. To address this, CCBC have introduced Dog Control Orders. These Orders impose obligations on dog owners and those responsible for dogs in respect of :

- Cleaning up dog faeces
- Keeping a dog on a lead
- Putting and keeping dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer
- Prohibiting dogs from land

Failure to comply with the Orders will result in a Fixed Penalty Notice being issued for £75, or prosecution in the Magistrates Court, where the maximum fine is £1000.

Exemptions are in place for owners of registered guide dogs and trained assistance dogs.

Dog Fouling

It is an offence to allow your dog to foul and fail to clean it up.

You MUST pick up dog mess on :

All land which is open to the air (which includes land which is covered if it is open to the air on at least one side) to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access, with or without payment.

Once bagged dog mess can be deposited in any litter bin.

Dogs on Leads

It is an offence not to have your dog on a lead in a designated "Dogs on Leads" area.

You MUST keep dogs on a lead on :

- Any land owned and / or maintained by Conwy County Borough Council which has 'Dogs on Leads' signs displayed
- Pavements, footways and verges of all roads with a speed limit of 40mph or less (does not include public footpaths and bridleways)
- All Cemeteries and Churchyards
- Cae Derw Playing Fields, Llandudno Junction (does not include the fenced area designated for dog exercising)
- Betws yn Rhos Sports Ground
- Pentywyn Road Recreation Field, Deganwy
- Clwyd Park Recreation Field, Kinmel Bay
- The Oval, Llandudno
- Maesdu Road Recreation Ground, Llandudno
- Rowen Recreation Field
- Riverside Walk from the Bridge to Plas Y Dre Car Park, Llanrwst
- Footpath across the Golf Club, Betws y Coed
- North Wales Golf Club, Llandudno
- Sand Dunes, Kinmel Bay
- Llysfaen Community and Recreational Association Land
- Llanfairfechan Recreation Ground and Land surrounding the Boating Lake
- Llansannan (all recreational land surrounding the football pitch, bowling green and multi use games area within Llansannan playing fields including the public footpath which runs through the playing fields)

Dogs on Leads by Direction

A person in charge of a dog is guilty of an offence if at any time that person does not comply with a direction given by an authorised officer of the Authority to put and keep their dog on a lead of not more than 2 metres in length on :

All land which is open to the air (which includes land which is covered if it is open to the air on at least one side) to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access, with or without payment.

Dog Exclusion Zones

It is an offence to allow your dog to enter a designated Dog Exclusion area.

The areas you CANNOT take your dog on to are:

In Parks and Open Spaces

- Land owned and / or maintained by Conwy County Borough Council, which has 'Dog Exclusion Zone' signs erected
- Fenced Children's Play Areas
- Multi Use Games Areas
- Tennis Courts
- Skate Parks
- Bowling Greens
- Fields attached to schools, including community fields used by schools for sports
- The playing area of marked sports pitches (the pitch area must be clearly identifiable and defined by a specific line)
- Betws yn Rhos Playground
- Capel Garmon Playing Fields
- Cae Ffwt Football Ground, Glan Conwy
- Gyffin Playing Fields
- Gower Road Recreation Area, Trefriw
- Maes Aled Playground, Llansannan
- The football pitch, bowling green and multi use games area, Llansannan

On the Beach

If an area of beach is not included in the list below, you are free to enter and for your dog to be off lead thereon.

Beaches include the seashore, foreshore and any slope or staircase leading onto the beaches as follows :

Between 1st May and 30th September :

- Rhos on Sea Beach (between Rhos Point and the eastern end of the Cayley Promenade)
- Colwyn Bay Beach (between the Victoria Pier and the entrance to Eirias Park)
- Pensarn Beach (between the embedded wooden posts by the café and the embedded concrete posts at the western end of the promenade)
- Kinmel Bay Beach (between Dinas Avenue, Kinmel Bay and Sandbank Road Towyn)
- Llandudno North Shore Beach (from Llandudno Pier to Clarence Road)
- Llandudno West Shore Beach (between the two stone groynes)
- Penmaenmawr Beach (from the east side of the café to the sailing club slipway)
-Llanfairfechan Beach (between the 2 slipways extending down from the promenade to the Low Water Mark)

All Year :
-Small Sandy Beach at Rhos Point, Rhos on Sea

Further information

Copies of all the Dog Control Orders, together with maps of the areas they refer to, can be found on the Conwy County Borough Council website at: www.conwy.gov.uk/dogs.