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THEY'RE POOING ALL ROVER; They should be banned from the beach says resident.

Byline: AMELIA SHAW Daily Post Reporter

DOGS defecating on a popular beach are causing a health hazard, according to one angry local.

Rob Monaghan of Colwyn Bay is demanding dogs should be banned from the beach between Victoria Pier and and West Promenade (pictured) because "careless and thoughtless" owners fail to pick up the mess.

He is also concerned the majority of owners allow their dogs to roam free with no control, increasing the chance of an attack on a child or adult.

Mr Monaghan said: "I am a dog lover but I find it appalling that dogs are allowed on this beach where they defecate and urinate indiscriminately.

"Perhaps I have missed one or two but I see no signs at beach access points, or anywhere else on the promenade for that matter, warning the public of the penalties of not picking up dog mess.

"First and foremost dog-fouling is a health hazard, I have been told of families whose young children have found dog excrement while playing in the sand.

"I have witnessed owners who have noticed their dogs have made a mess, either because the dog is behind them or their owners are in deep conversation.

"Worse though, are those who don't seem to care.

"Tourism is very important to Colwyn Bay, and beaches must be near top priority, so why is reputation and livelihood, not to mention financial gain and prosperity, jeopardised for no obvious reason?" Mr Monaghan is now suggesting that dog owners take their pets to the area between the Porth Eirias and Old Colwyn end of the promenade, where the beach is "more suitable" for animals.

Mr Monaghan has contacted Conwy Council as well as Keep Wales Tidy in the hope they will review their decision to allow dogs on this beach.

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:May 25, 2016
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