7:50am Thursday 27th September 2012 in Letters
I WISH to congratulate the Parks Department for bringing the Buttrills playing field into excellent condition.
The new cycle/pathway has become quite well used by cyclists, young mothers and school children - I didn’t think it would be so well used.
However, I do think better barriers are needed to prevent motorbike riders and now horses from entering the field. At the Pastures end someone’s horse has left a load of manure on the path at the entrance, and also quite deep indentations on the fields - thus making it a hazard for footballers and walkers alike. The footballers rightly complained about the length of the grass; it also made it difficult for dog walkers to pick up their dog faeces.
The grass being long is probably also the reason why football teams couldn’t find the empty bottles and cans that they consume during a game. These bottles and cans are now plainly visible, especially after games on a Saturday. So come on footballers, pick up your rubbish - you pass a bin on your way out of the field. Failing this, send up some litter wanderers - they could easily get their quota for the week in one afternoon.
Zero tolerance should apply on playing fields as well as on roads in town.
G Bushen Barry Road Barry