Donkeys on Skegness Beach - ELDC Update

Donkeys on Skegness Beach - ELDC Update

We have received multiple messages from concerned residents and visitors regarding the wellbeing of the Donkeys on Skegness Beach.

We have reported this to East Lindsey District Council, who are the authority responsible for issuing licences to the donkey ride operators.

One of their Environmental Health officers will be visiting Skegness today, and whilst here, will be visiting one of the donkey rider operators, as they routinely do, and will offer appropriate advice for looking after the donkeys in the hot weather. This advice will be in line with what is provided on The Donkey Sanctuary website -

However, the decision whether or not to take the donkeys out on the beach is down to the individual operators. The operator is responsible for carrying out a risk assessment before taking their donkeys out, and are best placed to judge whether or not they believe the conditions are suitable for their donkeys.

If you wish to discuss this further, please contact East Lindsey District Council.


Tel: 01507 601111

Posted: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 14:08 by Steve Larner

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