Dogs should not be on pitches

Following the much reported debate on the banning of dogs from sports pitches and public play areas, I see that the paper has printed several letters from dog owners who call themselves “responsible” as they always pick up after their animals.

Would those same dog owners after picking up the mess from a grass pitch then get down and roll on the grass, or worse let their child do so!

You can rarely get rid of the whole mess from grass after your dog and certainly not where the animal has urinated.

Dogs should not be exercised on sports pitches with or without leads.

Diane Gilligan