A council is looking to extend orders which control where dogs are allowed for a further three years.

Currently a number of Public Space Protection Orders in Bognor and Littlehampton mean that dog owners are allowed to take their pets to certain areas so long as they are on a lead.

Now, the council is looking into how these rules could change and is proposing extending the expiring rules until 2026. The council also wants to hear from residents on the issue.

Arun District Councillor Sue Wallsgrove, chair of the environment committee, said: “These orders are in place to ensure that everyone can enjoy the many beautiful open spaces and beaches we have in the district.


“We are encouraging as many people as possible, whether you are a dog owner or not, to complete the survey and share your views to help shape the new order.”

Currently, dogs are allowed in Place St Maur and Discovery Garden, both in Bognor, so long as they are on leads. Similar rules also apply in the West Beach Board Walk in Littlehampton.

A survey on the rules was launched on Monday and is open until the end of the month. It can be accessed on the council’s website.