'Common sense' to ban dogs from park

Published date: 01 June 2012 |
Published by: Hayley Collins
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CALLS have been made to ban dogs from a recreation ground.

Mold councillor Carol Heycocks put a notice of motion to Mold Town Council calling for a complete ban on dogs on the Maes Bodlonfa recreation ground, where the new skatepark has been built.

The ban would not include Kendricks Field.

Cllr Heycocks said: “We should ask Flintshire Council to ban dogs from Maes Bodlonfa recreation ground. There are a lot of children there now because of the new skate park.

“They are playing football, running around and falling over and they could be blinded by dog mess.

“Their hands are everywhere, in the soil, in their mouths, in their eyes – surely its common sense to ban dogs on that field.”

Cllr Heycocks was supported by the rest of the town council.

Cllr Andrea Mearns, who owns two dogs, said: “I think it’s long overdue.

“There are seven dog bins there and I went for a walk and there were piles and piles of dog mess.”

Cllr Mearns said a fence could be put up along the recreation ground to keep dogs out.

Cllr Chris Bithell also called upon Flintshire Council to use its powers to prosecute the offending dog owners.

He said: “Fines can be issued for this.

“We should be asking council officers to watch that area and issue on-the-spot fines.”

The council voted to write to Flintshire Council calling for the banning of dogs, requesting a fence be built and asking for officers to patrol the area and issue fines to dog owners who allow their pets to foul.

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  1. Posted by: Barkingmad at 22:00 on 02 June 2012 Report

    So Mold Town Councillors want to ban dogs from a recreation ground? Cllr Andrea Mearns has two dogs and she supports this? It would be interesting to know if a) she walks her dogs in the area or b) She`s lucky enough to have her own land to walk her dogs. Once again everyone suffers for the few irresponsible owners,


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