Ruislip & Eastcote & Northwood Gazette
PARENTS TAKE TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO COMPLAIN ABOUT FAECES POLLUTING AREA
A WEST LONDON mum has shared her fury online after repeatedly seeing a man allow his dog to play in their local children’s playground and urinate on the equipment her children enjoy using.
Having received an ‘aggressive response’ when she asked the man to stop, though, she now doesn’t know where to turn.
The mum, writing in a Greenford local Facebook group on Monday (September
19), explained: “There’s a man coming to the Greenford Rec (Greenford Recreation Ground) regularly with his large dog.
“He treats the playground as his dog’s training pen/ course.
“I once had a situation with him when I asked him to leave the playground as some children are scared of the dog, plus, it says clearly on the gate ‘No dogs’.
“He left only when I said I’d call the police, and while leaving, shouted abuse at me and my not being a native speaker. That was before the summer holidays.
“Today he’s here again, his dog has p***** at least three times in various places of the playground during the 10 minutes I’ve been observing him, including the wooden obstacle course my small child uses, and grass near the bench I’m sitting on.
“I’m not challenging him as I’m not well today, and I’m alone with two young children here.
“He said to me ‘Relax, no need to panic, he’s not aggressive’, as if that should be enough.
“This bugs me you see, because during my previous not so friendly exchange with him, he tried to convince me he had a right to be there with the dog because, and I quote, ‘ he wouldn’t listen to me if off leash outside the fenced area’.
“What is the course of action in such situations? What would make this man stop doing it?”
Others in the group were also aware of the man’s behaviour and some had even had run-ins with him in the past.
Another local mum wrote: “I too had a situation with him sometime ago for the same reason.
“He insists on using the playground to play with his dog and doesn’t clean after it.
“I eventually gave up and stopped using the park.. it’s soooo frustrating because it could be a nice place for the kids but is always full of rubbish and dog’s poo (and inconsiderate humans).”
A second said she’d experienced a similar issue, adding: “Yes it’s really bad I was at the same park the other day and a man had his small dog in there.
“I had to take my son and leave.” Another fuming resident chimed in: “Call the police next time you see him there, and say everything you have said here.
“People like that are literally a menace to society. Tell the park wardens. They’ll come and speak with him, but you’ll need to give a specific time the man visits.”
He insists on using the playground to play with his dog and doesn’t clean after it. Local mum