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Monmouthshire’s proposed dog exclusion areas revealed

NEW powers being considered by a Gwent council could see dogs banned from some parks or have to be kept on a lead. 

The new restrictions would see dogs banned from nearly all marked sports pitches in Monmouthshire, school grounds and play areas. 

A consultation for the council found majority support for the restrictions with 64 per cent, or 330 of 517 completed questionnaires, backing the idea of introducing dog exclusion areas across the county. 

The Dogs Trust, Kennel Club and RSPCA haven’t objected to the idea but say they should be kept to a minimum and have emphasised the need for dogs to be allowed daily exercise, including regular opportunities to walk and run. 

The RSPCA has suggested a new order, that dog owners have to pick up their pet’s poo in any public space, that is also set to be introduced by the council reduces the need for a complete ban on dogs from marked sports pitches. 

The council has listed 178 proposed dog exclusion areas and said it also received a petition signed by more than 130 households opposing the inclusion of Gilwern sports pitch as it said it isn’t currently used by a football team but mainly to exercise dogs. 

The games areas which include the children’s play area, multi use games area, marked sports pitch and cycle track remain as as a proposed exclusion area but the recreation ground, including the skate park, is included as a dogs on leads area. 

Llanelly Community Council that owns the land has said it recognises the need for local residents to exercise their dogs off lead and has indicated it will liaise with the county council to explore how a nearby field could be used by dog walkers. 

There were also 30 objections to the inclusion of Magor Church In Wales School, Sports Field / Sycamore Playing Field as it is described as the last central secure area in Magor where dogs can be let off a lead.

The school grounds will be off limits to dogs but an agreement between the county council and Magor with Undy Community Council, from May 2016, specfiled Sycamore Playing Fields will be available for dog walking and it will be a lead only area.

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Sudbrook Cricket Club near Caldicot was originally included as an exclusion area but has been removed as the club wants to manage access for dogs itself. 

As well as bans from certain areas the council’s cabinet is being asked to agree to give council officers the power to demand any person in control of a dog puts it on a lead if it is considered “to be out of control or causing alarm or distress or to prevent a nuisance” and that anyone walking a dog must also have to carry a bag for its poo, and can produce a bag if requested.  

The council’s cabinet will meet on Wednesday, April 10 when it could agree to introduce the new powers which would then come into force, for three years, from June 1. 

Where will dogs be banned from in Monmouthshire? 


  • Swan Meadows Play Area, Cross Street, Abergavenny 
  • Waterside Play Area, Abergavenny 
  • Bailey Park Play Area, Abergavenny 
  • Union Road East Play Area, Abergavenny 
  • Belgrave Park Play Area, Abergavenny 
  • Maes Y Llarwydd Play Area, Abergavenny 
  • Beaupreau Place Play Area, Abergavenny 
  • Underhill Playing Field Play Area, Old Hereford Rd, Abergavenny 
  • Rother Avenue Play Area, Abergavenny 
  • Glan Gavenny Play Area, Abergavenny 
  • Croesonen Gardens Play Area, Abergavenny 
  • Bailey Park Sports Pitches, Abergavenny 
  • Lower Meadow Sports Pitches, Abergavenny 
  • King Henry VIII School and Leisure Centre, Old Hereford Rd, Abergavenny 
  • Deri View Primary School, Llwynu Lane, Abergavenny 
  • Cantref Primary School, Harold Rd Abergavenny  
  • Our Lady and St Michael’s School, Pen y Pound Road, Abergavenny 

Lead Only areas 

  • Skate Park, Old Hereford Rd, Abergavenny 
  • Old Hereford Road Cemetery, Abergavenny 
  • Linda Vista Gardens, Tudor Stret, Abergavenny 
  • Abergavenny Castle, Castle Street, Abergavenny 


  • Kilpale Close Play Area, Caerwent 
  • Merton Green Play Area, Caerwent 
  • Lawrence Crescent Play Area, Caerwent 
  • Green Lane Farm Play Area, Ash Tree Road Caerwent  
  • Trewen Sports Pitch and Play Area, Caerwent  
  • Llanfair Discoed Playing Fields 

Lead Only areas 

  • Caerwent Playing Fields and Play Area at Village Hall 


  • Spine Footpath Play Area off Margretts Way, Caldicot 
  • Clos Ystwyth Play Area Caldicot  
  • Birbeck Road Play Area, Caldicot 
  • Heol Teifi Play Area, Caldicot  
  • Rear of Neddern Court, Play Area, Caldicot 
  • Caldicot Castle Country Park, Play Area, Caldicot  
  • Clos Rheidol Play Area, Caldicot  
  • Longfellow Road Play Area, Caldicot  
  • Clos Alwen Play Area, Caldicot 
  • Heol Towy Play Area, Caldicot  
  • Heol Teifi Play Area, Caldicot  
  • Oakley Close Play Area, Caldicot 
  • Moorlands View Play Area, Caldicot  
  • Railway View Play Area, Caldicot  
  • George V Playing Fields Play Area, Caldicot  
  • George V Playing Fields, Caldicot  
  • Mill Lane pitches 
  • Caldicot Castle, Football Club Sports Pitches, Caldicot  
  • Caldicot Castle Country Park Lake (1) 
  • Castle Park Primary School, Caldicot 
  • Dewstow Primary School, Green Lane, Caldicot  
  • Durand Primary School, Caldicot  
  • Ysgol Gymraeg y Ffin, Caldicot  
  • Caldicot School and Leisure Centre 

Lead Only areas

  • Caldicot Skate Park, Mill Lane 
  • Caldicot Castle 
  • Caldicot Castle Country Park Lake (2) 


  • 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 

Lead Only areas 

  • Piggy’s Hill Skate Park, Bulwark Park, Bulwark, Chepstow 
  • Chepstow Cemetery, Bulwark (both old and new sections) 
  • Chepstow School and Leisure Centre Car Park 


  • Llanvihangel Crucorney Primary School, Wern Gifford, Pandy  
  • Wern Gifford Play Area, Pandy 


  • Wesley Way Play Area, Devauden, Chepstow 

Gobion Fawr 

  • St David’s Crescent Play Area, Llanddewi Rhydderch  
  • The Bungalows Play Area, The Bryn, Abergavenny 

Lead Only areas 

  • Llanvapley Sports Ground 

Goetre Fawr 

  • Goytre Recreation Ground and Play Area 
  • Clos Telyn Play Area, Goytre  
  • Goytre Fawr Primary School, School Lane, Penperlleni 


  • Llanbadoc Island Play Area, Llanbadoc  
  • Usk Island Play Area, Usk  
  • Pocket Park Play Area, Little Mill  
  • Glascoed Common Play Area, Glascoed, Usk  
  • Cae Melin Play Area, Little Mill  
  • Usk Island Sports Pitch, Usk 


  • Clydach Recreation Ground Play Area 
  • Llanelly Hill Playing Fields Play Area  
  • Penllwyn Play Area, Llanelly Hill 
  • Gilwern Recreation Ground Games Areas / Pump Track 
  • Clydach AFC sports pitch 
  • Gilwern Primary school 

Lead Only areas 

  • Llanelly Cemetery, Gilwern 
  • Gilwern Recreation Ground and Skate Park 
  • Clydach recreation ground 

Llanfoist Fawr 

  • Thomas Hill Close Play Area, Llanfoist  
  • St Faith’s Close Play Area, Llanfoist  
  • Maple Gardens Play Area, Govilon 
  • King George V Field, Govilon  
  • Centenary Field, Llanfoist  
  • Owain Glyndwr Field, Llanellen 
  • Llanfoist Fawr Primary School, Llanfoist 

Lead Only areas 

  • Llanfoist Cemetery, Abergavenny 


  • St Cybi Avenue Play Area, Llangybi 

Llantilio Pertholey 

  • Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni, St David’s Rd, Abergavenny  
  • Dan Y Deri Play Area, Abergavenny  
  • Charles Crescent Play Area, Abergavenny  
  • Llantilio Pertholey Primary school, Abergavenny  
  • Mardy Park Play Area, Abergavenny  
  • Mardy Park Playing Field, Abergavenny 

Magor with Undy 

  • Rockfield View Play Area, Undy  
  • Cowleaze Play Area, Magor  
  • Redwick Road Play Area, Magor 
  • Windsor Park Play Area, Magor 
  • Manor Chase Play Area, Undy  
  • Windsor Drive Play Area, Magor  
  • Kensington Park Play Area, Magor 
  • Undy Football Club Play Area, Undy  
  • Sycamore Terrace Play Area, Magor  
  • Millfield Park Play Area, Magor  
  • Yew Tree Close Play Area, Undy 
  • Magor Church In Wales Primary School, Sycamore Terrace, Caldicot 
  • Undy Primary School, 3 Pennyfarthing Lane, Undy  

Lead Only areas 

  • Sycamore Playing Field, Magor 

Mitchel Troy 

  • Mitchel Troy Play Area 


  • Chippenham Mead Play Area Monmouth  
  • Monnow Keep Play Area, Monmouth  
  • Troy Gardens Play Area, Monmouth 
  • Rockfield Estate Play Area, Monmouth  
  • Tudor Road Play Area, Wyesham, Monmouth  
  • Woodland View Play Area, Wyesham, Monmouth  
  • Hendre Close Play Area, Monmouth 
  • King’s Fee Play Area, Monmouth  
  • Oaklands Drive Play Area, Rockfield, Monmouth  
  • Willow Drive Play Area, Rockfield, Monmouth 
  • Maple Drive Play Area, Rockfield, Monmouth 
  • Jordan Way Play Area, Rockfield, Monmouth 
  • Carbonne Close Play Area, Monmouth  
  • Goldwire Lane Play Area, Monmouth 
  • Cornpoppy Avenue Play Area, Rockfield, Monmouth  
  • Osbaston Road Play Area, Osbaston, Monmouth  
  • Chippenham Mead Sports Pitches, Monmouth 
  • Rockfield Estate Sports Pitch, Monmouth  
  • Tudor Road Sports Pitch, Wyesham, Monmouth 
  • Kymin View Primary School, Wyesham Road, Monmouth  
  • Overmonnow Primary School, Rockfield Road, Monmouth 
  • Osbaston Church in Wales School, Osbaston Road, Monmouth 
  • Monmouth Comprehensive School and Leisure Centre, Monmouth 
  • Harfleur Court Play Area, Rockfield, Monmouth  
  • Shrewsbury Avenue Play Area, Rockfield, Monmouth  
  • Kemble Road Play Area, Rockfield, Monmouth 

Lead Only areas 

  • Monmouth Cemetery, Osbaston, Monmouth 


  • Walker Flats Play Area, Sudbrook  
  • Archbishop Rowan Williams Church in Wales School, Crick Road, Portskewett 

Lead Only areas 

  • Quest Field Play Area and Benches, Portskewett 


  • Prince Charles Road Play Area, Raglan  
  • Raglan Church in Wales VC Primary School, Station Rd, Raglan 


  • West Way Play Area, Rogiet  
  • Yew Tree Rise Play Area, Rogiet  
  • Barn Owl Road Play Area, Rogiet 
  • Buzzard Close Play Area, Rogiet  
  • Rogiet Recreation Ground, Sports Pitch  
  • West Way, Multi Use Games Area, Rogiet 
  • Rogiet Primary School  
  • Poplar Close Play Area, Rogiet 

St Arvans 

  • King George’s Field Playground, St Arvans 


  • Shirenewton Play Area, Earlswood Road, Shirenewton 
  • Shirenewton Primary School 
  • Shirenewton, Playgroup Nature Garden 


  • Cross Ash Primary School 

Trellech United 

  • Llanishen Play Area, by village hall, Llanishen  
  • Roman Park View Play Area, Trellech  
  • Trellech Primary School, Trellech 


  • Maryport Street Play Area, Usk  
  • Trelawny Close Play Area, Usk  
  • Silure View Play Area, Usk  
  • Blestium Drive Play Area, Usk  
  • Usk Church in Wales Primary School, Monmouth Road, Usk 

Lead Only areas

  • Llanvihangel Ystern Llewern Churchyard 

Wye Valley 

  • Old Station Play Area, Tintern  
  • Holmfield Drive Play Area, Llandogo  
  • Sylvan View Play Area, Tintern  
  • Llandogo Primary school