Wasn't sure if everyone was aware the signs on the beaches around here have been/are being changed. The old notice allowing dogs on certain beaches usually stopped 1st May each year, now it will be 1st April. Obviously there are parts of certain beaches were people are allowed to walk their dogs all year round, but they are normally the parts where the tide comes in first.
Who uses the beaches more than any other group, uhm - dog walkers.
In my opinion those setting these restrictions have no clue about what they are making decisions on, bit like the brainless and over paid idiots that fill Westminster.
Who pays the taxes in this town? How many dogs do the councilors own? Our council taxes keep going up (we got our notice today). Are we just paying for holidaymakers to have the pleasure of our beaches? Why can't there be a time factor such as dogs allowed before 9 am and after 6 pm. wouldn't that be a good compromise. This is ridiculous. Why do we keep having to be inconvenienced for visitors, but the town only survives on tourism one could argue.
Holiday makers have dogs too!
On the first Sunday of the "dog ban" I took my dog for a walk in Teignmouth.
Town Beach empty. Eastcliffe jammed packed with people and dogs. My dog is a bit nervous and he was overwhelmed.
Last week ventured to Dawlish beach. Same again with main beach empty and what was left of the remaining beach, with the tide so high, packed, and this was a week day.
These people were not residents but visitors judging by the picnics and takeaways. How many will bother to return to such a town prejudiced against dogs? Or should I say District Council..
Where do they take their dogs if they are on a day out? Nowhere apparently as they are not welcome here.
I agree dog fouling is a problem that needs addressing but you don't do so by passing laws you won't enforce because you will not fund them properly. This just means the responsible will observe the laws as they always do and the irresponsible will ignore them.
These new regulations are ill conceived, poorly thought through and judging by the statements of some councillors fuelled by prejudice and ignorance while potentially damaging to the tourist trade.
Are any of the candidates in the coming election stating their views on this subject?
I have seen nothing so far though perhaps it is a subject that they would rather not talk about.
Agree with you conchibar, would hve been more interesting than :
I have lived here for .....x years and used to be a xxxx
Dawlish is a great tourist attraction .......
I have been engaging with the public ???when
Picture of would be councillers pointing into a hole ........
I would have have more respect if they had put in there leaflets how they voted or thier take on the serious issues like :
Transparency withteignbridge council ex leaders pay off with our money.
Rate rises above inflation
Council pay rises
Local Bus services
Planning issues including the lawn
What there thoughts were on the loss of the Dawlish Airshow- the biggest tourist attraction loss bar none for Dawlish but not a peep out of the councillers.
Have a meeting at the manor when joe public could get the answers to our questions before making up our minds which way to vote.
The reason we no longer see the police in this town but have to pay more money to that waqsteful Henandaz for less policing
Spending 250/300k on talks to merge Devon& Cornwall police with Dorset police.
Beach access for dog walkers.
Parking in Dawlish.
Pot holes in dawlish roads
The list goes on and on but we continually get the usual bull*h*t leaflets through the door saying how good they have been for DAWLISH
Vote for your local independent councillors, they are not told what to say and how to vote by their political party, they generally want to do the best for Dawlish and the people of Dawlish. Let’s take the politics out of local council decision making.
I haven't got a dog!
Sorry Ziggy but this link contains inaccurate information
I do not know about North Devon but all the Teignbridge information is out of date.
The Devon live site should check their archive as this is what they published on 30/10/2018