Pirate FM News

Only 11 People Fined For Breaking Dogs Bans On Cornish Beaches

doggy

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 4:12pm 2nd August 2013.

Only eleven people have got into trouble for breaking dogs bans on Cornish beaches so far this year.

That is despite Pirate FM seeing four owners take their pets onto Porthtowan in twenty minutes.

Some parish councils have their own teams to check.

Kevin Brader from Cornwall council said prosecution was a last resort:

"That's very rare obviously and in a lot of these situations, we may be inclined to have an advisory message and an advisory chat with the person. But by and large, if there is a ban in place, we expect it to be enforced by officers.

"We've got officers that deal with a wide range of issues. Obviously we're dealing with stray dogs on a day to day basis, as well as fouling complaints, not only in beaches but in parks and in communities. So, we divide our time up and when we can get down to beaches to patrol, we do that as well."

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

Courchevel fire: Blaze at workers' accommodation in French ski resort kills two people

World News: Two people have been killed after a large fire broke out in the upmarket French ski resort of Courchevel.

Meet the community dog - helping Cornish students

Cornwall News: The College says Buddy helps learners relax

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall