Not a walk in the park for dogs
By elsawill | Wednesday, April 06, 2011, 20:34
It’s been a lovely day in Cleethorpes and I went out onto the beach this evening near the Kingsway to walk my dog and enjoy the last of the sunshine. The tide was up, it was calm and there was no wind - lovely.
Dog walkers, from Grimsby, choose to enjoy the Cleethorpes beach instead of the Cleethorpes Country Park.
There was lots of other dog walkers around and I got talking to a Grimsby couple, who said that they quite often would walk their dog in the Cleethorpes Country Park, but because of the scary stories, about one dog dying and others taken ill, due to poison being laid in the park, they decided to go to the beach instead. They said they were quite hesitant to go back to the Cleethorpes Country Park again. But of course dogs can only be let of the lead on this beach until Good Friday, April 22. Although they are free to roam off lead beyond the Cleethorpes Leisure Centre towards Humberston and beyond Wonderland on the beach towards Fuller Street Bridge.
In March the North East Lincolnshire Council, which owns the land, said it was working with the Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (Defra) to identify the poison.
Humberside Police, have said have urged dog walkers and people in the area to be more vigilant when on the park and asked them to report anything suspicious by calling 0845 6060222. Anyone with information can also call the RSPCA on 0300 1234999.
I have asked the council for an update for their findings, if any.
So watch this space.
Have you stopped going to the Cleethorpes County Park, because of the stories?