Ruth Knaggs, a member of the action group, said: ‘He said he wanted to use it for hay growing and obviously dogs mess is not good for that at all.
‘We did suggest that we could campaign for awareness to stop people doing that but he just wasn’t having it.’
…clearly, he knows the value of such a campaign.
Virtually nil, in other words.
‘The path is used as a nice green walking route, that’s all we wanted.’
Then maybe you should have clubbed together & bought it?
The community projects manager at Frome Town Council added: ‘Now he’s put a fence around the only footpath we are allowed to use.
‘It is the sort of fence you put around some kind of industrial site that you are worried about vandals attacking.
‘It is completely over the top, it is really shocking.’
That’s because vandals is what he’s worried about. What, did you think ‘vandals’ wore hoodies? Sometimes, they wear kagouls and hiking boots.
And sometimes, they are operating a business for lazy swines who want all the pleasure of owning a pet, but wish to contract out the downside:
One neighbour, Brian Dredge, 72, welcomed the fence.‘We were getting three dog-walking agencies parking on our road so they could use the field,’ he said.
‘From about 6am there were about 15 to 20 cars a day with barking dogs, slamming doors and shouting to each other.
‘And the dog mess was unbelievable. Sometimes it would be so bad we couldn’t even sit in the garden because of the smell.’
No more free rides for you, ramblers & dog-walking agencies!