Dog ban row continues in St Ives

This pooch clearly likes to be beside the seaside Photo:

Dog owners in St Ives have formed an action group over plans to ban the animals from some of the towns beaches.

The St Ives Dog Owners Group known as DOG has been set up over fears new restrictions will put off tourists and leave people in the town with nowhere to exercise their dogs.

People in St Ives say a ban will leave them nowhere to exercise their dogs Credit: ITV Westcountry

Dogs are currently allowed on the town's main beaches from 7pm to 8am between 1 May and 30 September each year.

Under the new proposals put forward by the town council there would be a permanent year round ban on dogs from the Harbour Beach, and a 24 hour ban of dogs on Porthminster, Porthmeor, Porthgwidden and Carbis Bay from the Sunday before Easter Sunday to the end of September each year.

Dog walkers on the Harbour Beach this morning where there could soon be a permanent ban Credit: ITV Westcountry

Only Lambeth and Bamaluz beaches would have no restrictions, but residents say these have unsafe access over slippery rocks and disappear completely at high tide.

People have until Friday to put forward their views to St Ives Town Council.

Watch the full report by Kathy Wardle here: