Football fun in Princes Park with my grandson was spoiled by a roaming dog

Building and improvement works at Princes Park , Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170123-115213008
Building and improvement works at Princes Park , Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170123-115213008

From: Ray Dorian

Wade Close

On Saturday March 23, I took my great-grandson for a kick-a-round the goal posts in Princes Park.

Also running around were ten dogs not on a leashes, one even used our goal post to cock his leg.

Considering there are five sets of goal posts it is obvious a place where lots of young children play.

Yet it is a an area where dogs are free to roam and foul and leave a multitude of germs (even if the faeces is picked up) where children are likely to fall down.

I think it is time dogs had a designated fenced off area where they can freely roam and not on a public playing field.

To top it all, our fun was spoilt when a dog, out of control, thought it a great idea to play with our football and duly punctured it!

By the way, I’m not a dog hater, I’ve had five dogs in my lifetime.