Dog walking restrictions to be reintroduced on Sunderland beaches from 1 June
Sunderland City Council is reintroducing the rules around dogs on beaches from Monday 1 June.
This follows the decision to lift the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in place for dog walking restrictions on Roker and Seaburn beaches during May to allow dog walkers more space to socially distance while the beaches were less busy.
Deputy Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, Councillor Michael Mordey, said: "We have been keeping the situation under review, and believe that now is the right time to reintroduce the dog walking restrictions in response both to the latest government guidance and the number of people visiting our beaches.
"This will help make sure residents are able to safely social distance, at the same time as being able to enjoy the benefits our beaches offer for wellbeing."
Fixed signage is in place along the beach front and environmental enforcement officers will be patrolling Roker and Seaburn beaches, advising the public on littering, dog fouling and dog walking restrictions.
The decision to reintroduce dog walking restrictions on beaches follows yesterday’s decision to reopen council run car parks across the city from today and reintroduce charging for these from Friday 5 June.