St Ives dog control orders: Formal consultation – 6 July 2012 to 28 September 2012

Please note that this consultation has now closed.

Consultation documents:


Draft Order for the following 4 beaches

Map 1 (Carbis Bay)

Map 2 (Porthgwidden)

Map 3 (Porthmeor)

Map 4 (Porthminster)

Draft Order for Harbour Beach

Map (Harbour)

Draft Order for Porthkidney Beach

Map (Porthkidney)

Consultation Questionnaire  (PDF)  (Word Document)

St Ives Town Council is consulting on proposed new dog control orders for some beaches in the area.  The details of the changes are set out below, followed by a questionnaire in which you can give your views.The consultation is based on draft Orders – the outcome of the consultation will help decide whether the draft orders are adopted or not.  The deadline for returning the questionnaire is 28 September 2012.  Explanation of the current and proposed orders: Porthkidney, Bamaluz and Lambeth Walk beachesDogs are currently allowed on these beaches at all times all year round.  This situation would remain unaffected by the proposed orders.Carbis Bay, Porthgwidden, Porthmeor and Porthminster Beaches

These are the main bathing beaches for St Ives and Carbis Bay.

Dogs are currently excluded from these beaches from 1st May until 30th September, bewteen 8am and 7pm.

It is proposed that dogs will be excluded from these beaches at all times from the Sunday before Easter until 30th September.  This would extend the period of the exclusion to cover most of the Easter school holidays and would make the beaches dog-free at all times of day during the most popular times of the year.

Harbour Beach

Dogs are currently excluded from the beach from 1st May until 30th September, between 8am and 7pm.

It is proposed that dogs are excluded from this beach all year round, at all times on the principle that it is a working harbour.  This would give St Ives a beach that is dog-free all year round.

Footpath from St Uny Church to Porthkidney Beach

There are currently no controls on dogs for this path.

It is proposed that dogs should be kept on leads on this path.  This is proposed in order to prevent nuisance by dogs off the lead.



This consultation has now closed.

Consultation Feedback:


Set out below is the results of the consultation feedback, as presented to committee on 24 October 2012

Please note that many of these documents have been submitted to the town council by others, including campaign groups and individuals.  They have not all been verified for accuracy or statements within them substantiated, and so please take this into account when reading their contents.
Agenda Agenda
Report Report
Appendices DEFRA Guidance – Dog Control Orders
Consultation Results (breakdown of figures)
Consultation comments – Carbis Bay, Porthminster, Porthgwidden and Porthmeor beaches
Consultation comments – Harbour
Consultation comments – footpath to Porthkidney Sands, Lelant
Consultation comments – general
Letter to interested parties / landowners
Interest parties responses received
Petition received
Report and survey findings from the Chamber of Trade Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Joint letter from 20 St Ives business people
Dog Owners Group report Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Summary document from an individual, with reference to associated documents
Beach Manager Survey 2012
Other documents
Spreadsheet of consultation responses
Encams Beach User Research
Cornwall Visitor Survey 2010
Cornwall Visitor Survey 2011
Environment Agency news April 2012
South West Bathing Waters Study
Environment Agency – Bathing Waters. November 2010
Encams Dog Fouling and the Law
Defra Guidance for parish councils on the 2005 Act
South West Family Holiday Survey 2008
South West Tourism – Towards 2015
Visit Cornwall D