Today we were walking with our 3 month old puppy, her first day out for socialization. Barely 50 or so metres into the Mall from the Avon River end we were stopped by some cleaners and told dogs were no longer allowed on that stretch. When did this happen?! We did not see any signs stating this prohibition in the area at all! Is this a new thing? Or have we been doing this illegally in the past pre-EQ era?