Legal battle over St Ives beach dog ban
St Ives Dog Owners' Group (DOG) is planning to launch a judicial review against the town council, it was revealed last night.
The group, which opposes the new 24-hour summertime dog bans, set to come into effect later this year, previously said it would be prepared to go to court to fight the proposals.
St Ives Mayor Ron Tulley told the council that a letter had been received which was in accordance with the pre-action protocol for a judicial review and that the council was seeking legal advice.
Last November the local authority voted to do away with the current rules that allow dog walkers onto key bathing beaches before 8am and after 7pm in the summer.
From May 1 dogs will be banned from Porthmeor, Porthminster and Porthgwidden beaches for the duration of the summer.
The council was unable to ratify this decision on Thursday night while it seeks legal advice.