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Thread: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

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    Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wal...pen-spaces-ban

    It’s what Cardiff council are proposing. Unsurprisingly there is opposition from dog lovers.

    I have no problem with dogs, I’ve owned them in the past, and the majority of owners are responsible of course, but most weekends I have to pick shit up off the pitch before our U10s play. It’s disgusting.
    Also, even when people pick it up, there is often shitty residue left on the grass. There are absolutely loads of parks and green spaces in Cardiff for people to walk their dogs, surely it’s not unreasonable to keep them off the pitches.

  2. #2

    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    I know someone who had to have their leg amputated because dog shit and they shouldn’t be allowed on any sport pitch

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    i have 4 dogs, but NEVER EVER walk them on sports pitches, we have enough green space to not have to

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    I think the Council are overeacting. Ive signed the petition against it, but i dont actually walk my dogs on pitches. If i lived near say Pontcanna tho i would walk there. A pity the Council dont do something about the assholes who cycle down Queen Street even tho they are banned from there!

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    this is a money making scheme by the council, they already got the laws to fine people for not picking up dog poo but dont have the staf to implement it so a blanket ban will make it easier to catch people just walking on a field. Why not put fences around sports pitches to stop dogs, foxes, cats and other mammals from getting on them? When I was playing on parks pitches it was smashed glass that was a problem.

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhiwbina Blues View Post
    this is a money making scheme by the council, they already got the laws to fine people for not picking up dog poo but dont have the staf to implement it so a blanket ban will make it easier to catch people just walking on a field. Why not put fences around sports pitches to stop dogs, foxes, cats and other mammals from getting on them? When I was playing on parks pitches it was smashed glass that was a problem.
    It sticks like...

  7. #7

    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Seems a bit unfair to ban dogs or any other animal for that matter from such a big recreational area for the sake of some sunday league teams that use the space once or twice a week.

    Maybe you could ask dog owners to take their dogs to a designated shitting area before walking on the football pitches to avoid ďresiduesĒ.

  8. #8

    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    I have a dog, but I'd never walk it on a playing field.

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    Just pick up the smelly muttís shit.

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    I always pick up dog shit when I'm out walking. Strange hobby, but one that keeps me aroused.

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Divine Wright View Post
    Seems a bit unfair to ban dogs or any other animal for that matter from such a big recreational area for the sake of some sunday league teams that use the space once or twice a week.

    Maybe you could ask dog owners to take their dogs to a designated shitting area before walking on the football pitches to avoid “residues”.
    Why can’t the dogs shit in their own garden?

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Half a Bee View Post
    I always pick up dog shit when I'm out walking. Strange hobby, but one that keeps me aroused.

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    These faceless council bosses are stealing a living!
    Remember the recent motion to enforce fines on people with less than two poo bags on their person?
    The council is failing us all and this is the latest in a series of initiatives which will is doomed to fail.

    There is already a lack of bins for people to dispose of their dog shit and the ones that do exist are not emptied regularly resulting in people leaving their dog shit bags and other rubbish next to the bins.

    The feckers are proposing less bin collections, citing that it encourages more recycling, yeah right, even though our bins are chokka every week and they've already replaced the perfectly good black ones with smaller ones.

    There is a shortage of food bags, apparently their suppliers haven't supplied, resulting to people having to resort to putting food in black bin bags.

    They have already closed a very busy tip in Wedal road with no new site planned... let the fly tipping restart!

    Building work continues to rise whilst basic infrastructure eg roads, drainage cannot cope.

    No bus station for years.

    Cycle paths a joke.

    Community charges at premium rates and continue to rise.

    New County Hall planned replacing the "old" 30 year old one with sprawling car park... don't even start me on parking in Cardiff!

    Have I missed anything?

  14. #14

    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Dogs = mobile shit machines ☹️

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Quote Originally Posted by MacAdder View Post
    These faceless council bosses are stealing a living!
    Remember the recent motion to enforce fines on people with less than two poo bags on their person?
    The council is failing us all and this is the latest in a series of initiatives which will is doomed to fail.

    There is already a lack of bins for people to dispose of their dog shit and the ones that do exist are not emptied regularly resulting in people leaving their dog shit bags and other rubbish next to the bins.

    The feckers are proposing less bin collections, citing that it encourages more recycling, yeah right, even though our bins are chokka every week and they've already replaced the perfectly good black ones with smaller ones.

    There is a shortage of food bags, apparently their suppliers haven't supplied, resulting to people having to resort to putting food in black bin bags.

    They have already closed a very busy tip in Wedal road with no new site planned... let the fly tipping restart!

    Building work continues to rise whilst basic infrastructure eg roads, drainage cannot cope.

    No bus station for years.

    Cycle paths a joke.

    Community charges at premium rates and continue to rise.

    New County Hall planned replacing the "old" 30 year old one with sprawling car park... don't even start me on parking in Cardiff!

    Have I missed anything?
    I'd vote for you

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bob Banker Spanker View Post
    Just pick up the smelly mutt’s shit.
    It's just a matter of going through the motions....

  17. #17

    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    I think many people against the ban are confusing parks with sports pitches.

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    It's just a matter of going through the motions....
    No. That's swimming in the sea at Swanbridge.

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Quote Originally Posted by PontBlue View Post
    I think many people against the ban are confusing parks with sports pitches.
    Exactly.

    Itís parkland.... common land, NOT a privately owned sports facility.

    ....seems to be the way nowadays though. If someone doesnít like something, they just shout about it and put a fence up. No tolerance, no long-term ideas. Quick fix..

    It seems a bit arrogant though to think that humans who play football should have priority. What are they doing that makes them so entitled? Canít be paying taxes because we all do that, dog owners included.

    Why canít football teams go and play in GŰl or one of those private places? Itís not that expensive.

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Divine Wright View Post
    Exactly.

    It’s parkland.... common land, NOT a privately owned sports facility.

    ....seems to be the way nowadays though. If someone doesn’t like something, they just shout about it and put a fence up. No tolerance, no long-term ideas. Quick fix..

    It seems a bit arrogant though to think that humans who play football should have priority. What are they doing that makes them so entitled? Can’t be paying taxes because we all do that, dog owners included.

    Why can’t football teams go and play in GŰl or one of those private places? It’s not that expensive.

    Is that your solution? Go and play in Gol?? Hundreds of football and rugby teams from U7 to seniors go and play at a 5-a-side pitch?

    I don’t think it’s arrogant to expect dog walkers not to let their dogs shit on a sports pitch. In Roath Park, Heath Park, Trelai, Heath etc etc there is plenty of space for people to excercise dogs without the need to let them on the pitches. You wouldn’t let a dog run onto a pitch when a game is in progress so why is it such a problem when there’s not?

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Are people really upset that they cant walk their dogs on football and rugby pitches?

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    People should pick up their dog's crap when in a public park, it makes no difference if it's on a sports pitch or not. A football game I was watching a few weeks ago had to be held up for a minute or two while some was picked up off the pitch - if things like that are happening then, speaking as a dog owner, I've got no problem with the proposed ban.

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Shitpeas View Post
    Is that your solution? Go and play in Gol?? Hundreds of football and rugby teams from U7 to seniors go and play at a 5-a-side pitch?

    I don’t think it’s arrogant to expect dog walkers not to let their dogs shit on a sports pitch. In Roath Park, Heath Park, Trelai, Heath etc etc there is plenty of space for people to excercise dogs without the need to let them on the pitches. You wouldn’t let a dog run onto a pitch when a game is in progress so why is it such a problem when there’s not?
    What makes you entitled to cordon off large areas of parkland because you want to play football once or twice a week. Itís totally arrogant.

    And your solution ? Displacement ? Go and play 5 a side in gol or one of the other private sports venues. Yes that is my solution. Sling your hook.

  24. #24

    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    We are talking Llandaff fields here arenít we ? If so, itís a laughable proposal.

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Quote Originally Posted by ken smith View Post
    Are people really upset that they cant walk their dogs on football and rugby pitches?
    Itís parkland bra. Wiki it

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Divine Wright View Post
    What makes you entitled to cordon off large areas of parkland because you want to play football once or twice a week. Itís totally arrogant.

    And your solution ? Displacement ? Go and play 5 a side in gol or one of the other private sports venues. Yes that is my solution. Sling your hook.
    Sports teams pay pitch fees for the use of the facilities. Dog walkers don't

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Quote Originally Posted by qccfc View Post
    Sports teams pay pitch fees for the use of the facilities. Dog walkers don't
    Dog owners pay council tax and as far as I know Llandaff fields are owned by the council.

    The fees you pay allow you to book the pitch for an hour and half on a saturday/sunday morning. It doesnít give you the right to govern itís use outside that time slot as far as Iím aware.

    If I had a dog Iíd use it regardless of what football people or the council say. Iíd clean up after me and if you asked nicely Iíd take some disinfectant spray and a rag to clean up properly and leave your sports facilities inmaculate.

    Alternatively, you could label me and my friend as a nuisance and ban me.

    ..if that seems more reasonable.

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Quote Originally Posted by qccfc View Post
    Sports teams pay pitch fees for the use of the facilities. Dog walkers don't
    You are right about this and the council get quite a chunk of cash for their upkeep and maintenance.

    The amount they receive in revenue should be more than enough to include a person surveying the playing area for any possible animal faeces and dealing with it.
    I have to say say animal as fox shite is common too (that said, depending on the area you live, the pitches are lucky to get rolled). Perhaps their next quick fix plan is to have a fox cull.

    Whilst the solution of playing everywhere at Gol isn't a plausible one, the banning of dogs running on footie pitches is laughable.

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Divine Wright View Post
    Dog owners pay council tax and as far as I know Llandaff fields are owned by the council.

    The fees you pay allow you to book the pitch for an hour and half on a saturday/sunday morning. It doesn’t give you the right to govern it’s use outside that time slot as far as I’m aware.

    If I had a dog I’d use it regardless of what football people or the council say. I’d clean up after me and if you asked nicely I’d take some disinfectant spray and a rag to clean up properly and leave your sports facilities inmaculate.

    Alternatively, you could label me and my friend as a nuisance and ban me.

    ..if that seems more reasonable.
    Unfortunately it is irresponsible dog owners that will cause this to happen. Its already the case in RCT that if you take a dog into a sports field and are caught its an instant fine. If people want to continue to take their dogs there its their call really.

    The situation is ridiculous i always used to walk my family's dogs on the sports pitches because they were large open spaces and the dogs could run freely without being a harm to people/children. However our pitches are a complete mess at the moment, and for health reasons something must be done.

    These pitches do not only contain adult matches on the weekend, the contain children coaching sessions through-out the week. If you booked a private room in a council building i do not think it would be unreasonable to expect it not to be covered in shit.

    If you are not prepared to clean up after a dog, you should not be allowed to own one.

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    Re: Ban dogs on sports pitches?

    Quote Originally Posted by MacAdder View Post
    You are right about this and the council get quite a chunk of cash for their upkeep and maintenance.

    The amount they receive in revenue should be more than enough to include a person surveying the playing area for any possible animal faeces and dealing with it.
    I have to say say animal as fox shite is common too (that said, depending on the area you live, the pitches are lucky to get rolled). Perhaps their next quick fix plan is to have a fox cull.

    Whilst the solution of playing everywhere at Gol isn't a plausible one, the banning of dogs running on footie pitches is laughable.
    Gol isnít the solution. I was trying to make the point that ďgo elsewhereĒ is the type of solution anyone with half a brain can come up with, the only difference being that I was saying it ironically. I wouldnít have the ordacity to claim ownership of something that is for everyone and everything.

    I donít like kids running about and making noise. I donít like football fans walking down the street pissed up and breaking things... now that is antisocial and genuinely intimidating. Should we ban football? Or football fans? Or drinking? If we are talking about the damage, the littering and the violence, football related antisocial behaviour is far more serious than cyclists or dog shit.

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