Advice to dog walkers using Rhyl promenade

July 9, 2020

Denbighshire County Council is informing dog owners in Rhyl that a ban on taking dogs onto one particular section of the town's beach is being temporarily relaxed, due to the works taking place on the flood defence works at East Parade. Posted on July 2nd 2020.

A Public Space Protection Order excludes dogs from the beach and that the ban is in place between May 1st and September 30th each year. Due to the flood defence works going on in East Parade, some sections of promenade used for walking are temporarily not accessible.

Following discussions with local councillors and members of the community and in light of the works going on, it has been decided to allow dogs to be taken on a lead on the beach (the section between River Street and Old Golf Road). Dog owners are asked to stay close to the sea wall on the beach for safety reasons and go directly to the areas where they can exercise their dogs.

They should also ensure they pick up any dog mess.

Councillor Mark Young, Cabinet Lead Member for Planning, Public Protection, and Safer Communities, said: "The Public Space Protection Order remains in place for the beach area, but we recognise that the section in the East Parade of the promenade is affected by on-going flood defence works. We have decided that dogs can be allowed on this section during the summer months for dog walking purposes, but must be on a lead".

"We recognise the concerns of the residents and dog walkers that have been in touch with us and have relaxed the rules in this particular area, owning to the essential flood defence works. We would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding."

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The East Rhyl Coastal Defence Scheme will reduce the risk of coastal flooding in the Garford Road area of East Rhyl.

The East Rhyl Coastal Defence Scheme is led by Denbighshire County Council, with support from the Welsh Government. Balfour Beatty has been appointed as the main contractor to deliver the Coastal Defence Scheme, and is currently working with Denbighshire County Council, and the Environmental and Engineering Consultancy JBA Consulting through early design and development works.

The project will involve the construction of a rock revetment structure immediately in front of the existing sea wall, with improvements to the existing wall over a length of around four hundred metres, from Splash Point heading East.

The East Rhyl Project will expand upon the recently completed flood storage works completed by Denbighshire County Council since the coastal flood event in 2013.

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