Letters, Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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Dog owners just couldn’t care less

AFTER reading Mrs Boyd’s letter regarding the “filthy dog practice” on Hylton Road recreation field – I agree 100 per cent.

 What are these mindless dog owners thinking about when they bring their dogs on to this field just so they can empty their bowels, regardless of the danger they are creating?

 The reason I am so angry is on Sunday, June 29, we had our jazz-band carnival on this field. It was a lovely Sunday afternoon but spoilt for me and others after stepping in dog faeces. There were more than 300 children and adults at this carnival with lots of complaints about this dirty practice.

 After years of complaints regarding our Roker and Seaburn beaches, I see that the council has finally got around to stopping dogs from entering these beaches in the summer months. Why can’t the same thing be done at this playing field?

 This would allow everyone to enjoy the facilities this field is meant for.

 All dogs should be chipped and licensed, then owners could be named and shamed for this couldn’t care less attitude.

Mrs F Cook,


A money spinner

WITH all the talk about music festivals and which venue to use, I would suggest the large field next to Barnes Park.

 It would make a ideal venue. It’s large enough and easily accessible from all parts of the city.

 The park is no stranger to music events. In the 1970s the legendary clarinetist, Acker Bilk, performed to packed crowds on the bandstand. Of course, it was free, but if the council charged and brought big rock bands to the park, it could be a huge success.

Mick, The Pen, Brown

Truly a great man

WITH reference to the recent diatribe regarding Sir Winston Churchill, it’s as simple as this: If it hadn’t been for him, we would all be speaking with German accents now.

 A great man? The greatest in my book.

John Potts,

High Barnes

Missing the cause

I FIND it hilarious how European Union activists and politicians call for an “end to austerity” with no regard for the fundamental cause of austerity – the Euro.

 It is a bit like activists campaigning in the Third Reich for an end to political persecution, when they should have called for the end of Nazism.

Rodney Atkinson

Thanks for helping

I WOULD like to thank all my family and friends who came to my Macmillan Cancer Day on June 28, helping to raise £315.

 Thank you to all who donated presents and all the lovely cakes and scones.

 Thank you to my sister-in-law, Cynthia, who didn’t stop all day, serving tea and coffee, to my niece Pat and to my daughter-in-law Debra. I couldn’t have done it without you. God bless.

Jean Nicholson,