Dogs were racing around off the lead

OUR council wisely decided to restrict dogs from our beach. Perhaps they will do the same for our parks. Recently I took my grandsons to Ashcombe Park for recreation. Walking along one of the paths we encountered two deposits of dogs' faeces at the side.

OUR council wisely decided to restrict dogs from our beach. Perhaps they will do the same for our parks.Recently I took my grandsons to Ashcombe Park for recreation. Walking along one of the paths we encountered two deposits of dogs' faeces at the side. Dogs were racing around off the lead and often out of sight of their owners. Many others were defeating their owners attempting to remove all traces with a plastic bag. Unfortunately it is impossible to remove all traces from grass with this method. Concerned for their health, I took my grandsons away from the park. Dog owners should use their own back gardens, not our parks. My own street, Ashbury Drive, has pavements and lampposts stained by the urine of dogs whose owners' idea of exercise is 200 yards daily and consider our pavements and garden verges more suitable than their premises.Working dogs, invalids' dogs, owners without enough space at home, yes, but not those who must use our open spaces.MR D T R WILLIAMS - Ashbury Drive, Weston


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