Jamie Hakim alerts residents to Brighton and Hove City Council's terrible threat in its City News to ban dogs from "all beaches between April and September"

(Letters, February 19).

It is not only dogs and their owners who delight in a "balmy summer's evening" on the beach at low tide. Thousands of people, without dogs of their own, relish the spectacle of dogs thoroughly enjoying themselves on the seafront.

  • Christopher Hawtree, Westbourne Gardens Hove