The first season of the Parish Council's devastating and unwarranted dog ban has come to an end. See our update.
Campaign Against the Dog Ban on Portmellon Beach
Mevagissey Parish Council has banned dogs during July, August & September every year.
We believe this ban is unnecessary, without foundation and detrimental to the local community and tourism, upon which many people rely for their livelihoods.
Dogs Love Portmellon is the campaign against the proposed ban, supported by over 700 people who want to keep Portmellon open for families and responsible dog owners to enjoy all-year-round.
Please read our arguments with an alternative proposal and sign our online petition.
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The dog ban on Portmellon Beach started on 1 July 2014 and will run to 30 September.
The Parish Council voted to implement their proposed dog ban starting on 1 July 2014.
The statutory consultation on the proposed 3-moth dog ban ended on 16 April 2014. You can download our response document here.
Mevagissey Parish Council, undertook a formal 28-day public consultation on their 3-month dog ban proposal.
The Council take 3 separate votes to overturn a proper and legal vote taken in December 2013 that defeated their dog ban.
A motion to ban dogs that is similar to the one made in June 2013, which was rescinded in October 2013, is defeated, but then carried (illegally).
The dog ban voted for in June 2013 is rescinded. The reasons are not published and the public are not informed of the Council's intention to continue to pursue a dog ban.
Mevagissey Parish Council voted to ban dogs on Portmellon Beach during July, August and September.
Dogs Love Portmellon's submission to Mevagissey Parish Council in response to their Dog Control Order consultation.
Mevagissey Parish Council has started an informal consultation to gain views on a Dog Control Order on Portmellon Beach.
Dog ban related extracts from the minutes of the Council meeting on 21 February 2013.
Dog ban related extracts from the minutes of the Council meeting on 15 November 2012.
As of 14 November 2012 the petition has been signed by 109 people. Read some of their comments.
Summary of MPC's response to the Freedom of Information Act request made on 28 September 2012.
A Freedom of Information Act request to Mevagissey Parish Council for information relating to dogs on Portmellon Beach.
Dog ban related extracts from the minutes of the Council meeting on 20 September 2012.
Letter of complaint, sent to Mevagissey Parish Council regarding resolution passed on 16 August 2012.
Mevagissey Parish Council vote for a total ban of dogs on Portmellon Beach between Easter and 1st October.