Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Beach Dog Ban Consultation
4:10pm 6th July 2012
4:10pm 6th July 2012
Dog walkers could be barred from St Ives' beaches during the summer.
At the moment they are allowed on between 7pm and 8am.
But town bosses say they are looking for a fairer deal for everyone.
A public consultation has started on a 24 hour ban.
Michael Gribble works on Carbis Bay beach and doesn't think it will work
"It won't work because as soon as we're all gone they'll just come down here and take the dogs on the beach anyhow. I don't think there are enough wardens around to cover the beaches anyway. It's a lost cause really"
"I think most of the people I've seen do pick up the stuff, I empty the dog bin here. But, you do get people who don't. It's the wardens you need. As soon as someone gets caught then they won't do it, because they know that someone is patrolling"
The beaches affected would be Porthminster, Porthmeor, Porthgwidden and Carbis Bay from the Sunday before Easter Sunday until the end of September.
St Ives Harbour beach would see a year round ban.
But in the summer dog walkers would still be allowed to exercise their pets on Bamaluz, Lambeth Walk and Porthkidney Sands.
Share This StoryTweet
Driver jailed after woman dies in Boxing Day crash
Cornwall News: It happened near Bodmin in 2015
Aidan McAteer arrested over Violet-Grace Youens hit-and-run death
National News: Police have arrested a man they were looking for in connection with the hit-and-run death of a four-year-old girl last Friday.
Ricky Gervais defends 'dead babies' joke at show in Belfast
Showbiz News: Ricky Gervais has defended a joke about "dead babies" on his latest tour, after bereaved parents walked out of a gig in Belfast.
'Angel of Death' serial killer Donald Harvey dies after jail cell beating
World News: A serial killer who pleaded guilty to 37 murders has died after he was badly beaten in his jail cell.
Cornish Pirates Set For 'Tricky Customer'
Cornwall News: They are playing Nottingham in a New Year's Eve clash
Fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex was a sensitive lover, say scientists
Strange News: He may have been the most terrifying carnivore ever to have walked the Earth but the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex was apparently also a sensitive lover.
Cornish Cancer Patients Relying on Charity for Clothes
Cornwall News: Patients forced to rely on charity handout because treatment had such an impact on their body weight or shape