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Dog control

Following public consultation we have made a Public Space Protection Order. 

Play areas where dogs are banned

A person in charge of a dog will be guilty of an offence if at any time he or she takes a dog onto, or permits a dog to enter or to remain on, any of the children's play areas listed below. Anyone found committing an offence will be issued with a fixed penalty of £75.00.

Appley bridge

Aughton

Banks

Bickerstaffe

Burscough

Great Altcar

Halsall

Hesketh Bank

Hesketh with Becconsall

Hilldale

North Meols

Ormskirk

Parbold

Scarisbrick

Skelmersdale

Tarleton

Up Holland

Westhead

 Recognised assistance dogs are exempt from the above.

Dogs on leads

The five park areas in the borough where dogs must be kept on a lead are listed below. These areas have been chosen because there are other publicly accessible areas nearby where dogs can be exercised without restriction:

A person in charge of a dog will be guilty of an offence if, at any time, on any land to which this Order applies, he does not keep the dog on a lead. Anyone found committing an offence will be issued with a fixed penalty of £75.00. This applies to all carriageways in the West Lancashire Borough Council area with a speed limit of 40mph or greater and adjoining footways, cycle tracks and verges.

It is an offence not to comply with the direction by an authorised officer of the Council to put, and keep, a dog on a lead where such restraint is necessary to prevent it being a nuisance or disturbance to any other person, animal or bird on any land to which the Order applies. Anyone found committing an offence will be issued with a fixed penalty of £75.00. This applies to all land that is within the West Lancashire Borough Council area, where the public are allowed access with or without payment.

Maximum number of dogs

It is an offence to take more than 6 dogs onto any land to which the Order applies. Anyone found committing an offence will be issued with a fixed penalty of £75.00. This applies to all land that is within the West Lancashire Borough Council area, where the public are allowed access with or without payment.