Monday, 27 February 2012

Perhaps Epping Council Read Scottish Newspapers?

A campaign has been launched for dogs to be kept on a leash near a children’s football club in the wake of an attack in which a six-year-old from the area was mauled by a bull terrier.

Roding Valley Recreation Ground in Rectory Lane, Loughton, is used by scores of dog walkers daily, but members of Shiners FC, that is based in the park, say that they often arrive on Saturday mornings to find the pitch covered in dog mess.
And the mess left behind is only half the problem:
Alf Fajardo, 53, who is the club’s chairman, said: “On Saturday a Staffordshire ran on to the pitch and attacked the ball. I asked the owner to put the dog on a leash and the amount of abuse I got back was unbelievable.

“It is a miracle one of the kids has not been attacked. If one of them tried to get the ball back the dog could have gone for them.”
Perhaps you should play baseball instead of football? I’m sure the bats would come in handy…
…the club has asked the dog warden at Epping Forest District Council to put up some signs requesting that walkers keep their pets on a lead but had been told that there were not enough resource patrol the area and ensure that people complied.
Or, as is rather more likely, they’ve seen the writing on the (Scottish) wall:
Litter wardens are to wear stab-proof vests after being attacked by dog owners who refuse to pick up their pets’ poo.

A spate of assaults and threats led Edinburgh City Council to issue the vests to staff responsible for handing out fines to offenders.
What the hell sort of society have we got now?

7 comments:

Tattyfalarr said...

"What the hell sort of society have we got now?

One that will not do as it is told because it doesn't want to, doesn't have to and no one...not even the Justice System paid to... is even trying to make it.

So why should it.

Lord T said...

The socialist one they have engineered over the past 50 years.

I think they thought it was going to work out exactly how they wanted but yet again they failed. They just ignore human nature every time.

blueknight said...

On Saturday a Staffordshire ran on to the pitch and attacked the ball. I asked the owner to put the dog on a leash and the amount of abuse I got back was unbelievable.
22 footballers versus 1 Chav. There should have been a forceful application of Dave Cameron's Big Society...

JuliaM said...

"One that will not do as it is told because it doesn't want to, doesn't have to and no one...not even the Justice System paid to... is even trying to make it."

Sadly true. Never would I have thought I'd see what are basically glorified park wardens needing body armour, though.

Did you?

"They just ignore human nature every time."

'Human nature' seems to have changed, then, and not for the better. As kids running around our local park, we were petrified of the 'parkie'!

"22 footballers versus 1 Chav. There should have been a forceful application of Dave Cameron's Big Society..."

Indeed! Consider it 'penalty practice'.

Of course, they'd all then be arrested...

Protect Yourself said...

Litter wardens, it is surprising if they need stab vests. Knifes are a danger, and a suppose if they are enforcing litter then they are at risk. . It can be true that by owning a stab vest an employee is well protected. I know a number of people working in the debt collection industry and they are faced with hostile situations on a daily basis. A stab vest is essentially going to save your life if a situation turns ugly, especially when money is concerned (or litter lol).

Anonymous said...

Name and shame in the papers and on top of any criminal justice sanction, a course in manners and responsibility to society should be underatken and passed.

Probation can do it....

Tattyfalarr said...

Julia: "Never would I have thought I'd see what are basically glorified park wardens needing body armour, though.

Did you?


No. I also never thought I'd see the day when you could disrespect authority and get away with it.

I certainly never thought I'd see the day when certain people would be positively encouraged to do it and rewarded for it.

Civil War here we come.