LYME Regis town councillors have made a U-turn on their decision to review the council’s dogs on the beach policy in the resort.

It was recommended to the full council that the policy should be reviewed by the town management committee after a number of complaints were made to staff and councillors about members of the public not abiding by the current laws.

But the decision to review the policy was rejected by a vote of five to three.

Cllr Michaela Ellis told the full council she felt the current laws in place were good enough.

She said: “I wouldn’t support revisiting this issue and I think we have already got a perfectly good by-law at the moment and we should stick to it as it is.”

Dogs are banned from Front Beach between April 1 and October 31.

Between November 1 and March 31, dogs are allowed on the beach but must remain on a lead.

Failure to abide by the rules could result in a fine of £75.