The CBRRA's response to Article: Dogs banned from holiday beaches Atlantic Sun 2012 11 15:
The recent decision made by the City of Cape Town to ban dogs from Camps Bay and Clifton beaches and only permit dogwalking on Glen- and Clifton First beaches was unilateral and no input from the CBRRA was sought.
The CBRRA conducted a survey in 2010 to canvass the opinion of local residents on this matter. The results of the survey indicated that most residents were in favour of limited access to the Camps Bay beach for dogwalking. It is noted that, although the sample was relatively small, the issue was extensively advertised. Clearly, these opinions were rejected by the City for reasons that have already been published.
CBRRA is mindful of the problems surrounding this issue from both points of view and therefore undertakes to fully assess the residents' reaction to the City's decision in more detail and dependent thereon, make further representations to the City on the community's behalf. Many positive suggestions have been submitted to CBRRA that should, if implemented, achieve some middle ground solution to this matter. These include both times available and the management of dogwalking.
CBRRA will report back to the community in due course.