As a consultation about banning dogs from some St Ives beaches nears its end, dog owners have come together to fight the plans
A consultation on plans to ban dogs from some of Cornwall’s most popular beaches has reignited a massive debate about the matter.
People get to have their say on plans to ban dogs from some of Cornwall's most popular beaches.
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.
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.
Seth Conway reports as the number of dogs being abandoned on our streets has increased dramatically, according to an animal charity.
Around 14 stray or abandoned dogs are picked up every day in our region by local authorities.
According to the Dogs Trust there's been a 70% rise in strays in the South West in the past 4 years.
Nationally, 120,000 dogs were picked up across the country in the last year.
Around 14 stray or abandoned dogs are picked up every day in our region by local authorities. That's according to an annual Stray Dogs Survey.
It found that there was a 70 per cent rise in the number of stray dogs found in the South West over the past 4 years. Nearly one hundred and twenty thousand dogs were picked up across the country over the last 12 months.
Plans to ban dogs from some of Cornwall's most popular beaches go out to consultation for twelve weeks from today. The proposals could see a permanant year-round ban on dogs at St Ives Harbour beach.
A campaign starts today to reduce the amount of dog mess in Ilfracombe. Dog owners on the streets will be offered poop scoop bags and advice.
Government plans to microchip all dogs won't help stop attacks on children, according to critics. One south west MP says the proposals will hit middle class pet owners and fail to deter yobs from using dogs as weapons.
It's a view shared by a mother from Weymouth, whose 3-year-old daughter was attacked by a dog nine months ago.
Daisy Gray's report contains some upsetting images
St Ives Town Council has voted to go ahead with a consultation on proposals for a year round dog ban on one beach and a summer time ban on four others. The consultation will last 12 weeks. Dog walkers are furious at plans to ban them from some of Cornwall's most popular beaches.