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Dogs banned from some Devon beaches one month earlier

Offenders will face a £100 fine, starting in January next year

Dogs are set to be banned from some Devon beaches a month earlier next year as part of new measures giving a council the power to issue £100 on-the-spot fines.

The order is set to come into force from January, and would see the beach dog ban start on April 1, bringing all beaches into line with Dawlish Warren.

The beaches set to be covered by the April 1 ban next year are Dawlish Warren, Dawlish Town, Dawlish Coryton Cove, Holcombe, Teignmouth Town, Shaldon and The Ness.

The order agreed by councillors would introduce eight measures including new offences of not having a bag to clear up dog mess and not putting a dog on a lead on a road or path.

Councillors also agreed a new measure to limit the number of dogs being walked by an individual to four at any one time. Offenders will face a fixed penalty notice or prosecution for more serious offences.

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