PET owners are fighting back against a ban stopping dogs  on Southend's beaches over the summer months.

Southend Council introduced a ban eight years ago making it illegal for owners to walk their dogs on any of the borough's beaches, from Old Leigh to Shoebury, between the beginning of May until the end of September.

Campaigners have had enough, with an online petition launched urging the council to re-think the ban.

It has already been signed by more than 600 people, with many supporters gathering at Old Leigh.

So what's your view? Should the ban be lifted?