The Kennel Club welcomes Cornwall Council’s new dog-friendly rules

Dog charity, The Kennel Club has welcomed the recent announcement by Cornwall Council that complex restrictions on dog walker access to its beaches will be overhauled this summer, following a wide-ranging consultation.

The new rules simplify and reduce the restrictions placed on dogs on beaches in Cornwall by only excluding dog walkers at certain times during the summer months, which  is an “improvement” on the previous system of a mix of restrictive and proportionate restrictions on when dogs can be on beaches.

The relaxation of previous beach bans in Cornwall has increased access to essential walking sites throughout the year. 

Also, the synchronisation of restrictions “reduces confusion for locals and tourists alike”.

Holly Conway, head of public affairs at the Kennel Club, said: “We commend Cornwall Council for this refreshing example of a PSPO that takes into account the importance of beach access for dog owners to provide their dogs with the exercise and stimulation they need.”

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