Nasty brown lump on field

PUBLISHED: 02:01 25 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:58 15 June 2010

Further to last week's letters regarding the ban on dogs on the playing fields at Feniton Sports and Social Club. The decision made by the Playing Fields Committee was made with much regret. I myself sit on this committee with many others, who are also

Further to last week's letters regarding the ban on dogs on the playing fields at Feniton Sports and Social Club.The decision made by the Playing Fields Committee was made with much regret. I myself sit on this committee with many others, who are also dog owners. We will have to stomach this unfortunate decision, along with every other dog owner in the village.Being an active member of Feniton Youth Football Club, I also get to see the other side of this problem. Having a game stopped by the referee several times due to a nasty brown lump lurking on the pitch and, on one occasion, with nothing to pick it up with, having to use my bare hands. Lucky for me, it was one of the more firm varieties and not a nail-biting game!!I must add that pitches are checked prior to all matches, but inevitably the odd pile gets missed.As we all know the social club and cricket pitch are up for sale. If the village loses these facilities the dog issue will be no longer relevant. Maybe, if we dog owners, got together in a fund-raising way to help the social club buy the land, it may force the Playing Fields Committee to reverse the ban. Worth a try, don't you think?For the time being, it's off to the woods for walkies.In full support and understanding of both parties.Richard HarmerVice chairman Feniton YFC THE Herald has received a number of letters, purportedly written by dogs, including a five-year-old spinger spaniel, on the above subject.Please note, we are unable to publish letters that do not carry the name and address of the actual author.


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