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Dog ban consultation on St Ives beaches ends Friday

Dogs could be banned from St Ives beaches all year round. Credit: ITV Westcountry

A public consultation on plans to extend a ban on dogs from beaches in St Ives ends this Friday.

On some beaches dogs would be banned for 24 hours a day all year round under the new proposals.

At the moment dogs are allowed on the main beaches before 8am and after 7pm between May and September.

VIDEO: Beach polo attracts big crowds

And some of the country's top professional polo players descended on a beach near Newquay earlier this week.

Watergate Bay's usual surfers stepped aside for the riders, who competed in a special match on the sand. It's the sixth Polo on the Beach event and attracted plenty of spectators.

Here's some video filmed by our cameraman on Tuesday night.

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