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Meeting called for St Ives dog ban opposition

By CMScott  |  Posted: November 14, 2012

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ST IVES Dog Owners Group (DOG) are holding a meeting on Tuesday (November 20) for "anyone who has concerns over the new dog bans."

DOG rallied opposition to the 24-hour summertime dog bans on St Ives' key bathing beaches that were nonetheless voted in by councillors last week.

Many business owners as well as locals and visitors who want to walk their dogs on the town's beautiful beaches expressed concern after the bans were voted in by St Ives Town Council.

Now DOG wants to bring together anyone who has concerns over the ban - and especially St Ives businesses - to discuss a way forward.

The group have said they intend to continue to oppose the new Dog Control Orders banning dogs from Porthgwidden, Porthmeor and Porthminster from the Sunday before Easter until October every year (previously dogs were allowed on before 8am and after 7pm).

DOG say they have already had pledges of financial support to mount a legal challenge to the ban but are keen to hear from all parties first.

The meeting will take place at 7pm on Tuesday in the St Ives Society of Artists.

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  • StIvesregular  |  December 08 2012, 11:17AM

    Things seem to have gone very quiet - have we lost the momentum on this? Does the campaign need re-igniting in the New Year?

  • hake4life  |  November 20 2012, 12:07PM

    Lunchtime with Lawrence is covering the issue of dog fouling in Cornwall today.... "The head of Cornwall Council's dog warden team says he needs YOUR help to tackle irresponsible dog owners who let their pets run free and foul our streets. - In the last twelve months Cornwall Council has received over six hundred complaints about dog fouling - 01872 22 22 22

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  • PennyB  |  November 20 2012, 11:58AM

    St Ives Regular - 'Life's a Beach - stop the extended dog ban in St Ives' is available on Facebook. That is the campaign page for the dog owners. I've just published a link for it, but it doesn't seem to have worked. So, I suggest you just do a search on Facebook using the name of the site.

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  • PennyB  |  November 20 2012, 11:55AM

    StIvesregular - you want https://http://tinyurl.com/c2yva6f

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  • hake4life  |  November 15 2012, 2:41PM

    @longdogger Yes, Crinnis, Charlestown, Duporth, East Looe and Millendreath. There are about 25 others which have seasonal bans - either between Easter and the end of September or May and the end of September. Some extend until the end of October. I think there are some harbours which have year round bans too.

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  • Longdogger  |  November 14 2012, 9:11PM

    Are there any beaches in Cornwall where dogs are banned all year?

  • StIvesregular  |  November 14 2012, 8:37PM

    I am keen to knowwho is organising this meeting so I may lend my support from afar.

  • StIvesregular  |  November 14 2012, 8:37PM

    I am keen to knowwho is organising this meeting so I may lend my support from afar.

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