Show a little respect
I visit our Memorial Sports Ground on a regular basis,walking my dog or cycling through to Cougar Mountain Bike Park track.
I always think what a marvellous venue. It must be one of the best in the country. To see the Polo Cross events and dogs being shown or put through their agility course is quite a spectacle.Why we don’t hear more of such events through our local news media I don’t know. The pride that is shown in the animals involved (horses and dogs) is evident and the pride taken in cleaning up after these events shows also. They are to be congratulated. I was thinking what a wonderful idea it would be if the people who organise these events could get together with the people who organise the rugby matches at these same grounds and give them a few pointers on cleaning up after themselves and pride in their venue. Beer bottles, plastic bottles and all types of wrappings are simply thrown anywhere and everywhere. The events involving animals require a far more onerous task in removing unwanted rubbish, but they do it.
Why the difference in attitude I don’t know. I’m sure we all have our own thoughts on these matters, but it would be great if we could all show a little respect for our environment and each other (the rest of the visitors to the Memorial Sports Ground who do not enjoy seeing it look like a tip). Roger Freeman,