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Terrer Racing on the Nevill Green

On 27 Aug 2015 at 2:35pm Angry mum wrote:
I can't believe that a terrier race and dog show have been organised for a children's play area. How on earth did they get the go ahead for this.
On 27 Aug 2015 at 2:40pm Dog owner wrote:
a Childs playing field and a grass area where the exercising of dogs is allowed!
Where is the problem?
On 27 Aug 2015 at 2:52pm also dog owner and mum wrote:
With the downs on our doorstep I would never consider the green to walk my dog. That would be the lazy option. Probably though it is those same lazy people who don't pick up their dog mess. Even if dog mess is removed there is still residue left. This is not appropriate for a children's play area. I would like to see a ban of all dog's on the green. I have contacted the council about this event and would urge anyone who isn't happy to do so too.
On 27 Aug 2015 at 3:26pm Man and boy wrote:
Having lived up here for 45 years , man and boy I do find it odd that dogs are allowed when there is so much open space close by , I'm sure this is a recent thing can't recall dogs on the green in years gone by , having said that a lad from north way ( mid to late 70's in years not the lad ) had to have a knee operation and couldn't run again , the infection he got in a small cut was from dog poo
On 27 Aug 2015 at 4:31pm also dog owner and mum wrote:
Yes and not to mention children going blind through toxocara , where owners don't get their dogs treated for worms. Children's play areas should never be allowed to have dogs in.
On 27 Aug 2015 at 5:21pm Childminder wrote:
Agree. I don't know how many times I have had to wipe dog poo from children's shoes. It's disgusting. I was shocked too when I saw the poster. Not really the right place for this event.
On 27 Aug 2015 at 5:51pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
If dogs on the green are unacceptable, why is there a dog poo bin there?
The dogs will NOT be in the children's play area, that is fenced and dogs aren't allowed in there.
The downs is not a suitable venue for an event, the ground is too uneven and risks injury to the dogs.
Those concerned about toxocariasis should also be concerned about cats and foxes, which also get roundworms and carry toxocara. A Dutch study a few years ago found that cats played a greater role in cases of toxocariasis than dogs. Given the prevalence of urban foxes and cats that roam and defecate in other people's gardens, children just as likely to contract toxocariasis in their own gardens as anywhere else.
And the number of cases in the UK? Around 10 a year, which I make one in 6,000,000. (And that's total cases, not just fatal cases or cases leading to blindness). You are 20 times more likely to be struck by lightning than contract toxocariasis. In fact, you're more likely to have a plane land on you while driving on the A27.
Find something worth worrying about folks.
On 27 Aug 2015 at 6:42pm Paul Newman wrote:
Just to mention that if that dog who was trying to bite me just past the play areas does it again I`ll break its stupid neck so whoever owns it might take some care not to let it run up the street off its lead
On 27 Aug 2015 at 8:13pm Fido`s Tory hating owner wrote:
Good boy Fido.Next time I`m hoping he`ll go for his balls ,they are right in the middle of his play area!
On 28 Aug 2015 at 9:10am Fido wrote:
Sorry, sir.
Terrier racing is a real laugh and great to watch. Kids love it.
On 28 Aug 2015 at 9:36am ClicketyYak wrote:
Don't worry about the mess as dogs in Lewes are too posh to poo on grass - they all do it in the High Street where their owners (not all) leave it for others to step in.
On 28 Aug 2015 at 4:22pm WTF wrote:
There are some seriously grumpy people in Lewes. It's called having fun.
On 28 Aug 2015 at 5:41pm get a grip wrote:
Wow people really sad trying to spoil what I'm sure will be a very nice family day out. I'm sure the organisers have taken into account that dogs will poo and it will be cleared up.
On 28 Aug 2015 at 5:45pm CLOWSIE wrote:
What a fun idea, when is it please?
On 28 Aug 2015 at 5:54pm Sr wrote:
6th of September:
Your right it will be a good day, dogs will poo but it's down to the owner to pick it up. Come along and have a good day instead of sitting behind your computer screen and moaning.
On 6 Sep 2015 at 8:29pm mum wrote:
It was nice to see kids and dogs interacting today. I saw no dog poo so like any responciable owner they pick up there dog poo emediately.It made a nice family! Day out. Kid had a multitude of things to do and pick from. My son was on the inflatable slide back and forth to the park and to watch the dogs. There was more people and kids there then usual it brought the community together and was better then a bog standard day at the park. I'm guessing the trolls stay at home alone dwelling

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