I posted a while back about the fact that one of the outdoor fitness items at Lydiate Village Centre on Lambshear Lane was broken and had been taken away. My previous posting is available via the link below:-
Happy to say the item has now been returned to the site and it is fully working again. The item is the one on the far left of the photo below:-
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Regular readers of this blog site may recall my previous posting (of April 2017) about the conflict there has been between dogs and children on this site. It was really all about that small minority of dog walkers who do not clean up after their dogs. Here’s that previous posting:-
The solution? A fence that has now been in place for a while. You can see it in this shot:-
A few weeks ago Lydiate Parish Council took a tough decision that it would very much rather have not made. It closed the open space around Lydiate Village Centre on Lambshear Lane at times the Village Centre itself is not open.
Lydiate Village Centre
The reason? Excessive dog fouling of the grassed area leading to young children being put in conflict with the fouled area. Not surprisingly the move has upset local dog walkers who do clear up after their dogs. As with many anti-social activities it is the actions of the few who care little for our communities that ends up compromising the activities of people who do care, in this case the vast majority of dog walkers.
The Parish Council is looking for a long-term way keeping the open space accessible 24 – 7 whilst being able to control the fouling in a way that does not put playing youngsters at risk.