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Campaigners say Weymouth beach dog ban bad for local economy

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9:03am 5th November 2017

Weymouth residents who campaigned to reverse a council decision to extended the ban of dogs on the beach are celebrating now it's November again.

The extension of a dog exclusion on Weymouth beach from the northern boundary of the Dog Exercise Area at the pavilion end to the groyne at Greenhill increased from Good Friday to 30th September to Good Friday to 31st October.

Dog walkers staged a protest and created petitions to keep the ban as it was.

Campaigner Mollie Bruce has been down at the beach filming the huge number of happy dog walkers who have appeared since 1st November.

She says keeping the ban as it was would be better for the local economy as well as Weymouth's dogs:

"We're back on the beach and there's loads of dogs. Our video shows just how many people walk their dogs on the beach every day when they're allowed.

"We spend money in the local cafes so we do help extend the season, just like Weymouth and Portland borough council want us to."

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