New Dog Rules in Monmouthshire

Published: 15 April 2024

Living in our picturesque region with its splendid walking trails and natural beauty, we're fortunate to share our lives with many beloved four-legged companions. However, with the joys of dog ownership come important responsibilities.

Did you know, if you encounter a full dog waste bin or are unable to locate one, you may utilize general waste bins for the disposal of your pet's waste. However, kindly refrain from using recycling bins for this purpose.

Beginning June 1st, 2024, Monmouthshire County Council will implement new regulations to ensure the cleanliness and safety of our community. It is now a criminal offence to walk your dog without carrying waste bags, permit them off-lead in designated areas, or bring them into dog exclusion zones such as children's play areas. Rest assured, these exclusion zones will be clearly marked for your convenience. They are also listed below, or you can view this map of the new areas by clicking here.
Let's collectively embrace these measures to create a harmonious coexistence between our cherished pets and our community. Together, we can ensure a cleaner, safer, and happier environment for all.

Dog Exclusion Zones
Bulwark Park Play Area, Bulwark Road, Chepstow
Meadow Walk play area, Chepstow
Penterry Park Play Area, Chepstow
Hardwick Avenue Play Area, Chepstow
Castle Dell Park Play Area, Chepstow
Western Avenue Play Area, Bulwark, Chepstow
Rear of Larkfield Play Area, Chepstow
St Kingsmark Avenue Play Area, Chepstow
Summerhouse Lane Play Area, Chepstow
Garvey Close Play Area, Chepstow
Phoenix Drive Play Area, Chepstow
Woolpitch Wood Play Area (1), Chepstow
Wallwern Wood Play Area, Chepstow
Castle Wood Play Area, Chepstow
St Lawrence Park Play Area (1), Chepstow
St Lawrence Park Play Area (2), Chepstow
Alcove Wood Play Area, Chepstow
Woolpitch Wood Play Area (2), Chepstow
Bayfield Wood Close Play Area, Chepstow
Strongbow Road Play Area, Chepstow
Fishermans Walk Play Area, Bulwark, Chepstow
Chepstow Town AFC Sports Pitches, Larkfield Chepstow
Chepstow Rugby Club Sports Pitches, Western Avenue, Chepstow
Thornwell Football pitch, Chepstow
Hardwick Recreation Ground, Chepstow
Chepstow School and Leisure Centre
Pembroke Primary School, Fairfield Rd, Bulwark, Chepstow
St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary, Bulwark Rd, Chepstow
The Dell Primary School, Welsh St, Chepstow
Thornwell Primary School, Thornwell Rd, Chepstow
Dog Lead Zones
Piggy’s Hill Skate Park, Bulwark Park, Bulwark, Chepstow
Chepstow Cemetery, Bulwark (both old and new sections)
Chepstow School and Leisure Centre Car Park