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Dogs on Lead Order

The Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, in exercise of its powers under Section 55 of The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, The Dog Control Orders (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Wales) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/702) (W59) and all the enabling powers, hereby makes the following Order:

1This Order comes into force on 22 March2013

2This Order applies to the land specified in Schedule 1.

Offence

3—(1)A person in charge of a dog shall be guilty of an offence if, during the periods specified in Schedule 2, on any land to which this Order applies that person does not keep the dog on a lead, unless—

(a) that person has a reasonable excuse for failing to do so; or

(b) the owner, occupier or other person or authority having control of the land has consented (generally or specifically) to that person failing to do so.

(2) For the purposes of this article a person who habitually has a dog in their possession is taken to be in charge of the dog at any time unless at that time some other person is in charge of the dog.

Penalty

4  A person who is guilty of an offence under article 3 is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

Dated this 20th day of February 2013

The Common Seal of the

NEATH PORT TALBOT COUNTY BOROUGH

COUNCIL was hereunto affixed

in the presence of:

David Michael

Head of Legal Services

SCHEDULE 1

Description of the Land

All that part of the promenade lying immediately adjacent to the beach and foreshore situated at Aberavon Beach, Port Talbot lying between the breakwater at its south-eastern end and the eastern side of the last set of steps on the promenade to the west being a length of approximately 2084 metres and comprising an area of approximately 79.9 hectares and shown on the map attached.

SCHEDULE 2

The periods between which the order applies

Between 1st  May up to and including 30th September of every year after the date this order comes into force.