Vale Council investigating reports of substance on beaches

25 January 2016

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is investigating reports that a number of dogs have become unwell after being walked on the beach at Whitmore Bay, Barry Island.


The Council has today (Monday 25 January) arranged for samples of the water to be tested and is inspecting the beach itself to identify whether any substance may have washed up as a result of recent heavy rain. The authority is liaising with local vets and Natural Resources Wales as part of its investigation.


As a temporary measure the Council is advising dog owners to keep their dogs off of the beaches along the Vale’s coastline until any possible risk to animals has been identified. There is no evidence to suggest any risk to humans.


Owners of dogs that have become unwell after visiting on the Vale’s beaches, or who have any further information, are asked to contact the Council via 01446 700111 to help with the investigation.