Haverhill Town Council has rejected a request to support a total ban, excluding assistance dogs, of dogs in the High Street and Queen Street.
The proposal was put forward by Gordon Cox at the Annual Haverhill Town Meeting on May 27 and tabled for discussion at last week’s town council meeting.
Mr Cox had argued that dogs left too much mess on the town centre streets.
At the town council meeting, Cllr Roger André said there was already legislation in place that allowed dogs to be banned in public areas if they were deemed to be causing problems.
He added: “The dog ban is unnecessary. There is legislation that covers this.”