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Dog ban row continues in St Ives

As a consultation about banning dogs from some St Ives beaches nears its end, dog owners have come together to fight the plans

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PICTURE: St Ives dog ban debate

This shot of dog owners and their pets on Harbour Beach this morning could be a thing of the past if the ban goes through Credit: ITV Westcountry

Our reporter Kathy Wardle is in St Ives covering the plans to ban dog walkers from some of the beaches all year round. The consultation is due to end on Friday. You can see her report on The West Country Tonight at 6pm.

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.


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