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Vandals Smear Excrement In Carlton Park

Wednesday May 7 2014

VANDALS smeared dog excrement over the children's play equipment and picnic tables in Carlton Park.

Resident Charlie Goulding said the dog bins in the park were emptied and their contents spread over the swings, see-saws and picnic tables sometime after 9pm last Wednesday.

The vandalism was discovered the next morning.
Charlie, 76, of Ridgeway Crescent, Carlton, said: "I think it is absolutely disgusting.

"Apart from the fact that it is a danger to the public and children that use the park, a lot of hard work has been done by volunteers to get the park where it is now and it is only right that it should be respected."

The children's play area has been in place for some time, but the picnic tables were only installed in the last month.

Members of the Neighbourhood Pride scheme helped to clear up the mess by jet washing and disinfecting the area.

Police have increased patrols in the area in an attempt to prevent the offenders returning.

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Reply Posted by 12345 on Wednesday May 7 2014 at 12:19
That's just disgusting, what goes through these people's minds?

Is there CCTV?

Reply Posted by Dixie on Wednesday May 7 2014 at 13:12
Yup this was disgusting, myself and a chap who also walks his dog on the park in the mornings found this, he cleaned it up and the caretaker got the council out to steam clean the benches.
However what probably didn't help the situation on the park was that not one of the bins (dog and normal waste) had been emptied for approx 3 weeks and were all overflowing, despite this having been called in several times. All this over the Easter school hols when the park was in use by more people!
Yes Barnsley council the new waste management is working really well! ........wake up BMBC

Reply Posted by Toni on Wednesday May 7 2014 at 14:20
That disgusting and no consideration of people and children I have two children of my own and my oldest who's nearly 4 loves park and trying to explained why they can't go can be hard on parents as they just think your saying no even though there's a very good reason Iv always been funny about her going on slides as half time had wee down them. Can't they leave it nice for all to enjoy instead of destroying them as one day they will be moaning about it when time comes and have their own children and they won't have any were to go

Reply Posted by sunshinegirl on Wednesday May 7 2014 at 18:36
Disgusting behaviour, the people that did this should be made to clean up all the dog waste from the pavements around barnsley as a punishment!!!!!

Reply Posted by anon on Wednesday May 7 2014 at 18:41
Yes they should sunshine girl!

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Wednesday May 7 2014 at 18:48
why dont the irresponsible dog owners clean there dogs crap up they are just as bad as the youths who did the smeering.if the bins full take the dog crap home or dispose of it in a thoughtful manner.

Reply Posted by sunshinegirl on Thursday May 8 2014 at 11:26
Good point guy fawkes! There are many people that think its ok to leave their dogs waste on the pavement or grass and this attitude needs to change it is simply lazy and revolting! However I dont think this will change anytime soon because there is never anyone enforcing fines! :-(

Reply Posted by Dixie on Saturday May 10 2014 at 19:37
The responsible dog owners had cleared the dog mess up!!!!! The idiots that did this took the bags out of the bins, tore them open and spread it all over everything!!!! I walk my dog here daily, clean up after my dog daily and was one of the one who found this mess!!!

Reply Posted by pole on Saturday May 10 2014 at 23:21
Well said Dixie