Portslade dog owners blame Brighton and Hove City Council after their dog slipped its disc on council land

Rebecca Richardson, from Portslade, with her Cavalier King Charles spaniel Scooby

Rebecca Richardson, from Portslade, with her Cavalier King Charles spaniel Scooby

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A couple are facing thousands of pounds in veterinary bills after their dog slipped its disc on council land.

Scooby, a three-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, suffered a slipped disc and his owners believe it was because of the long, uncut grass in front of their home.

Rebecca Richardson, 48, of Wickhurst Rise in Portslade, is blaming Brighton and Hove City Council.

She said: “We’ve been complaining to the council for four weeks, all the tenants have been trying to get the grass cut because it is so long but that’s not the real story here.

“My dog chased after a cat and caught his leg in the grass and now he has a slipped disc. Surgery will cost thousands of pounds.”

Mrs Richardson and her partner are both disabled so will be unable to afford veterinary surgery for Scooby.

Mrs Richardson said: “There’s nothing I can do. We can’t get any more help from the PDSA.

“If the council doesn’t help us out then I will have to ask members of the public for help.”

Crushed The disc Scooby has injured is a cushion of cartilage that lies just underneath the spine. It is a spongy, doughnut-shaped pad in the main joint between vertebrae.

If left untreated, a slipped disc can lead to paralysis in dogs.

Marc Abraham, named 2014 Vet of the Year at the CEVA Animals Welfare Awards, based in Brighton, said: “A slipped disc is a very serious condition, often requiring specialist treatment.

“It’s incredibly rare and unlucky for this type of injury to occur in this manner.”

A spokesman for Brighton and Hove City Council said it will investigate any complaint Mrs Richardson makes.

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6:30am Wed 23 Jul 14

snot chops says...

If you can't afford vet bills don't take on an animal, it's hugely irresponsible
If you can't afford vet bills don't take on an animal, it's hugely irresponsible snot chops
  • Score: 103

6:32am Wed 23 Jul 14

John Steed says...

Why not keep your dog on a lead in a public place.
Why not keep your dog on a lead in a public place. John Steed
  • Score: 83

6:35am Wed 23 Jul 14

jagiwatch says...

“My dog chased after a cat and caught his leg in the grass and now he has a slipped disc. Surgery will cost thousands of pounds.”

Kerching - Yet another try for COMPO!
“My dog chased after a cat and caught his leg in the grass and now he has a slipped disc. Surgery will cost thousands of pounds.” Kerching - Yet another try for COMPO! jagiwatch
  • Score: 77

6:40am Wed 23 Jul 14

Storm In A DD Cup says...

Shockingly shameless, Rebecca Richardson. I agree with Snot Chops; if you can't afford to look after an animal, don't have one. There's no excuse not to pay £15-£20 a month on pet insurance which would have, no doubt, covered all the vet bills less a small excess. I feel sorry for Scooby, being 'owned' by people who value him so little that they resort to using him for a compensation claim.
Shockingly shameless, Rebecca Richardson. I agree with Snot Chops; if you can't afford to look after an animal, don't have one. There's no excuse not to pay £15-£20 a month on pet insurance which would have, no doubt, covered all the vet bills less a small excess. I feel sorry for Scooby, being 'owned' by people who value him so little that they resort to using him for a compensation claim. Storm In A DD Cup
  • Score: 89

7:24am Wed 23 Jul 14

monkeymoo says...

My next door neighbours are both disabled.
They don't pay council tax, they have help with their mortgage costs, they claim ESA and PIP, they claim 'carers allowance' for each other, and have a mobility scheme new car.
...and they own a dog.

They are fantastic people and look after their dog well.
Probably because they have more 'income' per month than most families do!
My next door neighbours are both disabled. They don't pay council tax, they have help with their mortgage costs, they claim ESA and PIP, they claim 'carers allowance' for each other, and have a mobility scheme new car. ...and they own a dog. They are fantastic people and look after their dog well. Probably because they have more 'income' per month than most families do! monkeymoo
  • Score: 43

7:26am Wed 23 Jul 14

tykemison says...

Coincidental that they have been complaining for weeks then this bizarre injury occurs. Also, if she and her partner are disabled why was the Dog not on a lead? What if the mut decided to chase a small Child? What could the owners do in response?? does not add up this, kerchiiing $$$$$$$$$$
Coincidental that they have been complaining for weeks then this bizarre injury occurs. Also, if she and her partner are disabled why was the Dog not on a lead? What if the mut decided to chase a small Child? What could the owners do in response?? does not add up this, kerchiiing $$$$$$$$$$ tykemison
  • Score: 55

7:41am Wed 23 Jul 14

TIMBURRY says...

tykemison wrote:
Coincidental that they have been complaining for weeks then this bizarre injury occurs. Also, if she and her partner are disabled why was the Dog not on a lead? What if the mut decided to chase a small Child? What could the owners do in response?? does not add up this, kerchiiing $$$$$$$$$$
What would of happened if Scooby had caught the cat?
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: Coincidental that they have been complaining for weeks then this bizarre injury occurs. Also, if she and her partner are disabled why was the Dog not on a lead? What if the mut decided to chase a small Child? What could the owners do in response?? does not add up this, kerchiiing $$$$$$$$$$[/p][/quote]What would of happened if Scooby had caught the cat? TIMBURRY
  • Score: 35

7:44am Wed 23 Jul 14

calro75 says...

What a ridiculous woman. Quite simply, if you can't afford to have an animal and all it's associated costs and responsibilities, don't have one. Doesn't it also seem rather convenient that supposedly they'd already been complaining about the grass being long and suddenly the dog falls over. Bet they're just kicking themselves they didn't have a child, it would have made a better compensation claim.
What a ridiculous woman. Quite simply, if you can't afford to have an animal and all it's associated costs and responsibilities, don't have one. Doesn't it also seem rather convenient that supposedly they'd already been complaining about the grass being long and suddenly the dog falls over. Bet they're just kicking themselves they didn't have a child, it would have made a better compensation claim. calro75
  • Score: 63

8:09am Wed 23 Jul 14

chrismilo says...

Another failing by the Green Party can't spend Money on simple maitenance like cutting grass disgraceful. Lets have some more bus and cycle lanes instead.
Pet insurance companies and vets are a rip off i pay 28 Pounds a month most check ups don't cost that and by the time the 100 Pound excess is paid your well out of pocket. My Whippet had a damaged spine the vet refered him to a specialist clinic for a cat scan the clinic wanted 3500 just for a cat scan NO that wasn't to buy it just for one scan the insurance Company wouldn't pay as there Limit was only 3000 Pounds. even the PDSA wouldn't pay it.
Hope your dog makes a full recovery don't take any notice of These unfeeling Argus trolls !
Another failing by the Green Party can't spend Money on simple maitenance like cutting grass disgraceful. Lets have some more bus and cycle lanes instead. Pet insurance companies and vets are a rip off i pay 28 Pounds a month most check ups don't cost that and by the time the 100 Pound excess is paid your well out of pocket. My Whippet had a damaged spine the vet refered him to a specialist clinic for a cat scan the clinic wanted 3500 just for a cat scan NO that wasn't to buy it just for one scan the insurance Company wouldn't pay as there Limit was only 3000 Pounds. even the PDSA wouldn't pay it. Hope your dog makes a full recovery don't take any notice of These unfeeling Argus trolls ! chrismilo
  • Score: -61

8:17am Wed 23 Jul 14

crazychick77 says...

Maybe if the council hired more workers the grass wpuld be but instead they sub contracting work out as they cant keep up!
Maybe if the council hired more workers the grass wpuld be but instead they sub contracting work out as they cant keep up! crazychick77
  • Score: 4

8:17am Wed 23 Jul 14

chrismilo says...

So if your rich again your dog will be saved if your poor there is no hope anyone who is insusured check your small print. luckily my dog made a full recovery on it's own
So if your rich again your dog will be saved if your poor there is no hope anyone who is insusured check your small print. luckily my dog made a full recovery on it's own chrismilo
  • Score: -16

8:31am Wed 23 Jul 14

Sheil says...

Unbelievable.....thi
s kind of thing would never have been heard of say 30 years ago! Claiming I mean!
Unbelievable.....thi s kind of thing would never have been heard of say 30 years ago! Claiming I mean! Sheil
  • Score: 19

8:36am Wed 23 Jul 14

Nobody important says...

I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.
I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion. Nobody important
  • Score: 3

8:55am Wed 23 Jul 14

Jetsamandflotsam says...

I simply don't believe it!
What utter codswallop.
I simply don't believe it! What utter codswallop. Jetsamandflotsam
  • Score: 14

9:11am Wed 23 Jul 14

Nosfaratu says...

Exactly why Dog License's need to be brought back. perhaps £100 for a small breed and up to £500/£1000 for larger beasties.

This would also reduce the back-street breeders of the stupid cross breeds.
Exactly why Dog License's need to be brought back. perhaps £100 for a small breed and up to £500/£1000 for larger beasties. This would also reduce the back-street breeders of the stupid cross breeds. Nosfaratu
  • Score: 0

9:15am Wed 23 Jul 14

Morpheus says...

Why blame the council and not the owner of the cat? What some people will do before take responsibility for their animals.
Why blame the council and not the owner of the cat? What some people will do before take responsibility for their animals. Morpheus
  • Score: 13

9:42am Wed 23 Jul 14

Nobleox says...

Nobody important wrote:
I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.
Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities.
And that to me sounds about par for the course.
[quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities. And that to me sounds about par for the course. Nobleox
  • Score: 18

9:49am Wed 23 Jul 14

monkeymoo says...

tykemison wrote:
Coincidental that they have been complaining for weeks then this bizarre injury occurs. Also, if she and her partner are disabled why was the Dog not on a lead? What if the mut decided to chase a small Child? What could the owners do in response?? does not add up this, kerchiiing $$$$$$$$$$
Totally agree...
apart from remember: Don't assume because someone is 'disabled' it means a physical injury. Some are mental injuries too.
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: Coincidental that they have been complaining for weeks then this bizarre injury occurs. Also, if she and her partner are disabled why was the Dog not on a lead? What if the mut decided to chase a small Child? What could the owners do in response?? does not add up this, kerchiiing $$$$$$$$$$[/p][/quote]Totally agree... apart from remember: Don't assume because someone is 'disabled' it means a physical injury. Some are mental injuries too. monkeymoo
  • Score: 9

10:03am Wed 23 Jul 14

Juleyanne says...

The main issue here is a dog is in pain and needs treatment one way or the other. Finger pointing is not achieving a good outcome for this poor dog. I am surprised the PDSA appear to refuse treatment if the animal is suffering, although I think they are a fabulous charity. The deed has been done, so what is the way forward? Perhaps a caring vet will come forward and offer a payment plan over time. Surely, something can be done and someone will step forward to at least help the distressed dog. Hopefully this will get sorted and the owners will look into back up pet insurance in the future. However, the dogs predicament is first priority and the bun fight can commence later.
The main issue here is a dog is in pain and needs treatment one way or the other. Finger pointing is not achieving a good outcome for this poor dog. I am surprised the PDSA appear to refuse treatment if the animal is suffering, although I think they are a fabulous charity. The deed has been done, so what is the way forward? Perhaps a caring vet will come forward and offer a payment plan over time. Surely, something can be done and someone will step forward to at least help the distressed dog. Hopefully this will get sorted and the owners will look into back up pet insurance in the future. However, the dogs predicament is first priority and the bun fight can commence later. Juleyanne
  • Score: 3

10:12am Wed 23 Jul 14

Nobody important says...

Nobleox wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.
Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities.
And that to me sounds about par for the course.
I have reported the long grass and all of the litter in portslade for many years..... At least 10 times so far this year..... Hence I say 'very lazy and poor council' also I can see all of the litter because where they have chucked the litter in the grass it is so long it has actually flattened the grass. I would happily pick up my dog mess if the grass was cut nicely but all the while that the grass is not cut then I am not going to pick it up where I can get bitten and step on something as it is so long... The simple answer is if the grass was cut (what we pay council tax for) then none of this would of happened.
[quote][p][bold]Nobleox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities. And that to me sounds about par for the course.[/p][/quote]I have reported the long grass and all of the litter in portslade for many years..... At least 10 times so far this year..... Hence I say 'very lazy and poor council' also I can see all of the litter because where they have chucked the litter in the grass it is so long it has actually flattened the grass. I would happily pick up my dog mess if the grass was cut nicely but all the while that the grass is not cut then I am not going to pick it up where I can get bitten and step on something as it is so long... The simple answer is if the grass was cut (what we pay council tax for) then none of this would of happened. Nobody important
  • Score: -20

10:27am Wed 23 Jul 14

Nikski says...

Nobody important wrote:
Nobleox wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.
Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities.
And that to me sounds about par for the course.
I have reported the long grass and all of the litter in portslade for many years..... At least 10 times so far this year..... Hence I say 'very lazy and poor council' also I can see all of the litter because where they have chucked the litter in the grass it is so long it has actually flattened the grass. I would happily pick up my dog mess if the grass was cut nicely but all the while that the grass is not cut then I am not going to pick it up where I can get bitten and step on something as it is so long... The simple answer is if the grass was cut (what we pay council tax for) then none of this would of happened.
So if the grass had been cut short the dog wouldn't have been off the lead and would not have chased the cat? Seriously? I don't think so! You spend a lot of your time complaining to the council it seems why don't you get a life or cut your little bit of grass & maybe others would follow suit....? Either way stop whinging, councils are having to make huge savings due to the massive budget cuts imposed on them by central govt. Would you rather see front line services eg for vulnerable people go or let the grass grow longer? Can't have it both ways it's not possible so blame the Tories & Lib Dems in Westminster if you don't like what is happening to your local services!
[quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobleox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities. And that to me sounds about par for the course.[/p][/quote]I have reported the long grass and all of the litter in portslade for many years..... At least 10 times so far this year..... Hence I say 'very lazy and poor council' also I can see all of the litter because where they have chucked the litter in the grass it is so long it has actually flattened the grass. I would happily pick up my dog mess if the grass was cut nicely but all the while that the grass is not cut then I am not going to pick it up where I can get bitten and step on something as it is so long... The simple answer is if the grass was cut (what we pay council tax for) then none of this would of happened.[/p][/quote]So if the grass had been cut short the dog wouldn't have been off the lead and would not have chased the cat? Seriously? I don't think so! You spend a lot of your time complaining to the council it seems why don't you get a life or cut your little bit of grass & maybe others would follow suit....? Either way stop whinging, councils are having to make huge savings due to the massive budget cuts imposed on them by central govt. Would you rather see front line services eg for vulnerable people go or let the grass grow longer? Can't have it both ways it's not possible so blame the Tories & Lib Dems in Westminster if you don't like what is happening to your local services! Nikski
  • Score: 23

10:46am Wed 23 Jul 14

special brew says...

Pay insurance for a dog and buy a lead, not just moaning about everything. Maybe council should to pay benefit for a dog too?
Pay insurance for a dog and buy a lead, not just moaning about everything. Maybe council should to pay benefit for a dog too? special brew
  • Score: 10

10:47am Wed 23 Jul 14

crazychick77 says...

Dont blame the 'lazy' workers blame the council for not replacing those that have retired or left the teams are over stretched that the council are sub contracting tim jordan company to do jobs
Dont blame the 'lazy' workers blame the council for not replacing those that have retired or left the teams are over stretched that the council are sub contracting tim jordan company to do jobs crazychick77
  • Score: 5

11:53am Wed 23 Jul 14

Fairfax Aches says...

No surprise-the benefit scrounging, welfare-world, feckless masses of Portslade will do anything to squeeze more money out of the system. Too much time spent watching daytime TV insurance claims adverts I should say.
No surprise-the benefit scrounging, welfare-world, feckless masses of Portslade will do anything to squeeze more money out of the system. Too much time spent watching daytime TV insurance claims adverts I should say. Fairfax Aches
  • Score: 3

11:53am Wed 23 Jul 14

Nobody important says...

Nikski wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
Nobleox wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.
Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities.
And that to me sounds about par for the course.
I have reported the long grass and all of the litter in portslade for many years..... At least 10 times so far this year..... Hence I say 'very lazy and poor council' also I can see all of the litter because where they have chucked the litter in the grass it is so long it has actually flattened the grass. I would happily pick up my dog mess if the grass was cut nicely but all the while that the grass is not cut then I am not going to pick it up where I can get bitten and step on something as it is so long... The simple answer is if the grass was cut (what we pay council tax for) then none of this would of happened.
So if the grass had been cut short the dog wouldn't have been off the lead and would not have chased the cat? Seriously? I don't think so! You spend a lot of your time complaining to the council it seems why don't you get a life or cut your little bit of grass & maybe others would follow suit....? Either way stop whinging, councils are having to make huge savings due to the massive budget cuts imposed on them by central govt. Would you rather see front line services eg for vulnerable people go or let the grass grow longer? Can't have it both ways it's not possible so blame the Tories & Lib Dems in Westminster if you don't like what is happening to your local services!
What do we pay council tax for then? It is not my job to be cutting grass... Say if I injure myself cutting the grass.... Then I would be trying to to claim ££££ off of the council right?? Which is what this women is try to convey... If the grass was cut properly(what we pay council tax for) then none of this would be happening.
[quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobleox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities. And that to me sounds about par for the course.[/p][/quote]I have reported the long grass and all of the litter in portslade for many years..... At least 10 times so far this year..... Hence I say 'very lazy and poor council' also I can see all of the litter because where they have chucked the litter in the grass it is so long it has actually flattened the grass. I would happily pick up my dog mess if the grass was cut nicely but all the while that the grass is not cut then I am not going to pick it up where I can get bitten and step on something as it is so long... The simple answer is if the grass was cut (what we pay council tax for) then none of this would of happened.[/p][/quote]So if the grass had been cut short the dog wouldn't have been off the lead and would not have chased the cat? Seriously? I don't think so! You spend a lot of your time complaining to the council it seems why don't you get a life or cut your little bit of grass & maybe others would follow suit....? Either way stop whinging, councils are having to make huge savings due to the massive budget cuts imposed on them by central govt. Would you rather see front line services eg for vulnerable people go or let the grass grow longer? Can't have it both ways it's not possible so blame the Tories & Lib Dems in Westminster if you don't like what is happening to your local services![/p][/quote]What do we pay council tax for then? It is not my job to be cutting grass... Say if I injure myself cutting the grass.... Then I would be trying to to claim ££££ off of the council right?? Which is what this women is try to convey... If the grass was cut properly(what we pay council tax for) then none of this would be happening. Nobody important
  • Score: -8

12:50pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Gary @ says...

Nobody important wrote:
I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.
Did you pick up the glass bottle.
[quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Did you pick up the glass bottle. Gary @
  • Score: 11

12:56pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Minger21 says...

Nobody important wrote:
Nobleox wrote:
Nobody important wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.
Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities. And that to me sounds about par for the course.
I have reported the long grass and all of the litter in portslade for many years..... At least 10 times so far this year..... Hence I say 'very lazy and poor council' also I can see all of the litter because where they have chucked the litter in the grass it is so long it has actually flattened the grass. I would happily pick up my dog mess if the grass was cut nicely but all the while that the grass is not cut then I am not going to pick it up where I can get bitten and step on something as it is so long... The simple answer is if the grass was cut (what we pay council tax for) then none of this would of happened.
So you allow your dog to do it's business and then you do not remove it? If it's so dangerous for you to go in the long grass why do you allow your dog to do so? And you call the Council lazy? Strewth.

This seems to be nothing more than an unfortunate freak accident. (I find it hard to believe grass is a challenge to dogs) It's a real shame the owners don't have insurance, because now it's the dog who will suffer. This is one of the risks of having a pet, and sadly the owners have gambled and failed. Don't get me wrong, I feel sorry for them, but I don't see how it's the Council's fault, long grass or not.
[quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobleox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities. And that to me sounds about par for the course.[/p][/quote]I have reported the long grass and all of the litter in portslade for many years..... At least 10 times so far this year..... Hence I say 'very lazy and poor council' also I can see all of the litter because where they have chucked the litter in the grass it is so long it has actually flattened the grass. I would happily pick up my dog mess if the grass was cut nicely but all the while that the grass is not cut then I am not going to pick it up where I can get bitten and step on something as it is so long... The simple answer is if the grass was cut (what we pay council tax for) then none of this would of happened.[/p][/quote]So you allow your dog to do it's business and then you do not remove it? If it's so dangerous for you to go in the long grass why do you allow your dog to do so? And you call the Council lazy? Strewth. This seems to be nothing more than an unfortunate freak accident. (I find it hard to believe grass is a challenge to dogs) It's a real shame the owners don't have insurance, because now it's the dog who will suffer. This is one of the risks of having a pet, and sadly the owners have gambled and failed. Don't get me wrong, I feel sorry for them, but I don't see how it's the Council's fault, long grass or not. Minger21
  • Score: 16

1:05pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Yorkieseagull says...

Nobody important wrote:
I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.
Did you pick the bottle up, or make any attempt to make it more visible to prevent some poor animal accidentally treading on it?
[quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Did you pick the bottle up, or make any attempt to make it more visible to prevent some poor animal accidentally treading on it? Yorkieseagull
  • Score: 14

1:24pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Quiterie says...

TIMBURRY wrote:
tykemison wrote:
Coincidental that they have been complaining for weeks then this bizarre injury occurs. Also, if she and her partner are disabled why was the Dog not on a lead? What if the mut decided to chase a small Child? What could the owners do in response?? does not add up this, kerchiiing $$$$$$$$$$
What would of happened if Scooby had caught the cat?
Are you asking what would Scooby Do?
[quote][p][bold]TIMBURRY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: Coincidental that they have been complaining for weeks then this bizarre injury occurs. Also, if she and her partner are disabled why was the Dog not on a lead? What if the mut decided to chase a small Child? What could the owners do in response?? does not add up this, kerchiiing $$$$$$$$$$[/p][/quote]What would of happened if Scooby had caught the cat?[/p][/quote]Are you asking what would Scooby Do? Quiterie
  • Score: 21

2:09pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Nobody important says...

Yorkieseagull wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.
Did you pick the bottle up, or make any attempt to make it more visible to prevent some poor animal accidentally treading on it?
That is not my job. That is what we all pay council tax for. I am not a litter picker. Some people clearly have not seen the state of portslade judging by some of these comments. I have reported it therefore the council need to act.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkieseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Did you pick the bottle up, or make any attempt to make it more visible to prevent some poor animal accidentally treading on it?[/p][/quote]That is not my job. That is what we all pay council tax for. I am not a litter picker. Some people clearly have not seen the state of portslade judging by some of these comments. I have reported it therefore the council need to act. Nobody important
  • Score: -22

2:14pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Nobody important says...

Minger21 wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
Nobleox wrote:
Nobody important wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.
Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities. And that to me sounds about par for the course.
I have reported the long grass and all of the litter in portslade for many years..... At least 10 times so far this year..... Hence I say 'very lazy and poor council' also I can see all of the litter because where they have chucked the litter in the grass it is so long it has actually flattened the grass. I would happily pick up my dog mess if the grass was cut nicely but all the while that the grass is not cut then I am not going to pick it up where I can get bitten and step on something as it is so long... The simple answer is if the grass was cut (what we pay council tax for) then none of this would of happened.
So you allow your dog to do it's business and then you do not remove it? If it's so dangerous for you to go in the long grass why do you allow your dog to do so? And you call the Council lazy? Strewth.

This seems to be nothing more than an unfortunate freak accident. (I find it hard to believe grass is a challenge to dogs) It's a real shame the owners don't have insurance, because now it's the dog who will suffer. This is one of the risks of having a pet, and sadly the owners have gambled and failed. Don't get me wrong, I feel sorry for them, but I don't see how it's the Council's fault, long grass or not.
You clearly have no idea of the length of grass around the portslade area. You would have to see it to understand it. Dogs love sniffing around in long grass whether that is looking for a ball.... To doing it's business... I let my dog in the long grass because it is the only place he likes doing his business. He never does it on the pavement. I would happily pick it up if the grass was at the right height. It is the councils fault because there job is to makes sure the grass is cut.
[quote][p][bold]Minger21[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobleox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities. And that to me sounds about par for the course.[/p][/quote]I have reported the long grass and all of the litter in portslade for many years..... At least 10 times so far this year..... Hence I say 'very lazy and poor council' also I can see all of the litter because where they have chucked the litter in the grass it is so long it has actually flattened the grass. I would happily pick up my dog mess if the grass was cut nicely but all the while that the grass is not cut then I am not going to pick it up where I can get bitten and step on something as it is so long... The simple answer is if the grass was cut (what we pay council tax for) then none of this would of happened.[/p][/quote]So you allow your dog to do it's business and then you do not remove it? If it's so dangerous for you to go in the long grass why do you allow your dog to do so? And you call the Council lazy? Strewth. This seems to be nothing more than an unfortunate freak accident. (I find it hard to believe grass is a challenge to dogs) It's a real shame the owners don't have insurance, because now it's the dog who will suffer. This is one of the risks of having a pet, and sadly the owners have gambled and failed. Don't get me wrong, I feel sorry for them, but I don't see how it's the Council's fault, long grass or not.[/p][/quote]You clearly have no idea of the length of grass around the portslade area. You would have to see it to understand it. Dogs love sniffing around in long grass whether that is looking for a ball.... To doing it's business... I let my dog in the long grass because it is the only place he likes doing his business. He never does it on the pavement. I would happily pick it up if the grass was at the right height. It is the councils fault because there job is to makes sure the grass is cut. Nobody important
  • Score: -12

2:29pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Nikski says...

Nobody important wrote:
Nikski wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
Nobleox wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.
Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities.
And that to me sounds about par for the course.
I have reported the long grass and all of the litter in portslade for many years..... At least 10 times so far this year..... Hence I say 'very lazy and poor council' also I can see all of the litter because where they have chucked the litter in the grass it is so long it has actually flattened the grass. I would happily pick up my dog mess if the grass was cut nicely but all the while that the grass is not cut then I am not going to pick it up where I can get bitten and step on something as it is so long... The simple answer is if the grass was cut (what we pay council tax for) then none of this would of happened.
So if the grass had been cut short the dog wouldn't have been off the lead and would not have chased the cat? Seriously? I don't think so! You spend a lot of your time complaining to the council it seems why don't you get a life or cut your little bit of grass & maybe others would follow suit....? Either way stop whinging, councils are having to make huge savings due to the massive budget cuts imposed on them by central govt. Would you rather see front line services eg for vulnerable people go or let the grass grow longer? Can't have it both ways it's not possible so blame the Tories & Lib Dems in Westminster if you don't like what is happening to your local services!
What do we pay council tax for then? It is not my job to be cutting grass... Say if I injure myself cutting the grass.... Then I would be trying to to claim ££££ off of the council right?? Which is what this women is try to convey... If the grass was cut properly(what we pay council tax for) then none of this would be happening.
Your Council Tax covers many things but is only a fraction of a councils total budget. Most of it comes from Central govt and it is this which has been so savagely cut by the Tories/LibDems. If a budget is severely reduced in this way something has to give and not all the services which you might previouly have enjoyed will continue to be provided. As I said in my previous post hard choices have to be made in these circumstances so cutting the grass may not be a priority.....it's not that difficult to understand is it? It may not be 'your job' to cut the grass but if the council can't/won't do it perhaps it is going to need citizens to do it in the spirit of neighbourliness/comm
unity. A difficult concept I know for those who may be used to someone else doing everything for them.
If you injure yourself doing it I am sure you would try to claim £££££'s, another sad aspect of modern society. Many on here seem to be suggesting that is the motivation behind this couple's dogs' 'accident'.
Could this be the case?
[quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobleox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities. And that to me sounds about par for the course.[/p][/quote]I have reported the long grass and all of the litter in portslade for many years..... At least 10 times so far this year..... Hence I say 'very lazy and poor council' also I can see all of the litter because where they have chucked the litter in the grass it is so long it has actually flattened the grass. I would happily pick up my dog mess if the grass was cut nicely but all the while that the grass is not cut then I am not going to pick it up where I can get bitten and step on something as it is so long... The simple answer is if the grass was cut (what we pay council tax for) then none of this would of happened.[/p][/quote]So if the grass had been cut short the dog wouldn't have been off the lead and would not have chased the cat? Seriously? I don't think so! You spend a lot of your time complaining to the council it seems why don't you get a life or cut your little bit of grass & maybe others would follow suit....? Either way stop whinging, councils are having to make huge savings due to the massive budget cuts imposed on them by central govt. Would you rather see front line services eg for vulnerable people go or let the grass grow longer? Can't have it both ways it's not possible so blame the Tories & Lib Dems in Westminster if you don't like what is happening to your local services![/p][/quote]What do we pay council tax for then? It is not my job to be cutting grass... Say if I injure myself cutting the grass.... Then I would be trying to to claim ££££ off of the council right?? Which is what this women is try to convey... If the grass was cut properly(what we pay council tax for) then none of this would be happening.[/p][/quote]Your Council Tax covers many things but is only a fraction of a councils total budget. Most of it comes from Central govt and it is this which has been so savagely cut by the Tories/LibDems. If a budget is severely reduced in this way something has to give and not all the services which you might previouly have enjoyed will continue to be provided. As I said in my previous post hard choices have to be made in these circumstances so cutting the grass may not be a priority.....it's not that difficult to understand is it? It may not be 'your job' to cut the grass but if the council can't/won't do it perhaps it is going to need citizens to do it in the spirit of neighbourliness/comm unity. A difficult concept I know for those who may be used to someone else doing everything for them. If you injure yourself doing it I am sure you would try to claim £££££'s, another sad aspect of modern society. Many on here seem to be suggesting that is the motivation behind this couple's dogs' 'accident'. Could this be the case? Nikski
  • Score: 3

2:54pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Psssst says...

Nobody important wrote:
Minger21 wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
Nobleox wrote:
Nobody important wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.
Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities. And that to me sounds about par for the course.
I have reported the long grass and all of the litter in portslade for many years..... At least 10 times so far this year..... Hence I say 'very lazy and poor council' also I can see all of the litter because where they have chucked the litter in the grass it is so long it has actually flattened the grass. I would happily pick up my dog mess if the grass was cut nicely but all the while that the grass is not cut then I am not going to pick it up where I can get bitten and step on something as it is so long... The simple answer is if the grass was cut (what we pay council tax for) then none of this would of happened.
So you allow your dog to do it's business and then you do not remove it? If it's so dangerous for you to go in the long grass why do you allow your dog to do so? And you call the Council lazy? Strewth.

This seems to be nothing more than an unfortunate freak accident. (I find it hard to believe grass is a challenge to dogs) It's a real shame the owners don't have insurance, because now it's the dog who will suffer. This is one of the risks of having a pet, and sadly the owners have gambled and failed. Don't get me wrong, I feel sorry for them, but I don't see how it's the Council's fault, long grass or not.
You clearly have no idea of the length of grass around the portslade area. You would have to see it to understand it. Dogs love sniffing around in long grass whether that is looking for a ball.... To doing it's business... I let my dog in the long grass because it is the only place he likes doing his business. He never does it on the pavement. I would happily pick it up if the grass was at the right height. It is the councils fault because there job is to makes sure the grass is cut.
So you'd happily pick up your dog poo if the grass wasn't long, but your dog only poos where the grass is long?? Eh? You sit there complaining about rubbish being left strewn around but you are happy to leave your dog's poo and expect someone else to pick it up? Disgusting. Anyone who doesn't clean up after their dog shouldn't be allowed to own one.
[quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Minger21[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobleox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities. And that to me sounds about par for the course.[/p][/quote]I have reported the long grass and all of the litter in portslade for many years..... At least 10 times so far this year..... Hence I say 'very lazy and poor council' also I can see all of the litter because where they have chucked the litter in the grass it is so long it has actually flattened the grass. I would happily pick up my dog mess if the grass was cut nicely but all the while that the grass is not cut then I am not going to pick it up where I can get bitten and step on something as it is so long... The simple answer is if the grass was cut (what we pay council tax for) then none of this would of happened.[/p][/quote]So you allow your dog to do it's business and then you do not remove it? If it's so dangerous for you to go in the long grass why do you allow your dog to do so? And you call the Council lazy? Strewth. This seems to be nothing more than an unfortunate freak accident. (I find it hard to believe grass is a challenge to dogs) It's a real shame the owners don't have insurance, because now it's the dog who will suffer. This is one of the risks of having a pet, and sadly the owners have gambled and failed. Don't get me wrong, I feel sorry for them, but I don't see how it's the Council's fault, long grass or not.[/p][/quote]You clearly have no idea of the length of grass around the portslade area. You would have to see it to understand it. Dogs love sniffing around in long grass whether that is looking for a ball.... To doing it's business... I let my dog in the long grass because it is the only place he likes doing his business. He never does it on the pavement. I would happily pick it up if the grass was at the right height. It is the councils fault because there job is to makes sure the grass is cut.[/p][/quote]So you'd happily pick up your dog poo if the grass wasn't long, but your dog only poos where the grass is long?? Eh? You sit there complaining about rubbish being left strewn around but you are happy to leave your dog's poo and expect someone else to pick it up? Disgusting. Anyone who doesn't clean up after their dog shouldn't be allowed to own one. Psssst
  • Score: 21

3:21pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Minger21 says...

Nobody important wrote:
Minger21 wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
Nobleox wrote:
Nobody important wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.
Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities. And that to me sounds about par for the course.
I have reported the long grass and all of the litter in portslade for many years..... At least 10 times so far this year..... Hence I say 'very lazy and poor council' also I can see all of the litter because where they have chucked the litter in the grass it is so long it has actually flattened the grass. I would happily pick up my dog mess if the grass was cut nicely but all the while that the grass is not cut then I am not going to pick it up where I can get bitten and step on something as it is so long... The simple answer is if the grass was cut (what we pay council tax for) then none of this would of happened.
So you allow your dog to do it's business and then you do not remove it? If it's so dangerous for you to go in the long grass why do you allow your dog to do so? And you call the Council lazy? Strewth. This seems to be nothing more than an unfortunate freak accident. (I find it hard to believe grass is a challenge to dogs) It's a real shame the owners don't have insurance, because now it's the dog who will suffer. This is one of the risks of having a pet, and sadly the owners have gambled and failed. Don't get me wrong, I feel sorry for them, but I don't see how it's the Council's fault, long grass or not.
You clearly have no idea of the length of grass around the portslade area. You would have to see it to understand it. Dogs love sniffing around in long grass whether that is looking for a ball.... To doing it's business... I let my dog in the long grass because it is the only place he likes doing his business. He never does it on the pavement. I would happily pick it up if the grass was at the right height. It is the councils fault because there job is to makes sure the grass is cut.
As much as it's amused me to read your excuses, they are just that.

It is not the council's fault you are a lazy so-and-so and have this ridiculous excuse for not picking up your dog poo. It is YOUR responsibility. If it's safe enough for your dog to go in there and do it's business, it's safe enough for you to go in and pick it up. That is no excuse whatsoever, but I'm sure if you say it to yourself enough times it sounds like a decent justification for your laziness.

I'm curious as to why you think it's ok to distribute dog poo around your neighbourhood in the grass? Don't you ever feel guilty and anti-social?

You are no better in your attitude than those you complain about. The worst kind of litterbug. Not only is your litter the most offensive, you then have the cheek to moan about others dropping litter, whilst your dog is dropping it's guts everywhere.

Has it occurred to you that perhaps if the grass wasn't full of dog poo that people might not drop as much litter? And how do you think the litter gets there anyway? Residents and visitors. If your attitude is shared with other locals, no wonder the grass is full of crud and doesn't get cut - sounds like you treat the place with no respect or thought for others.
[quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Minger21[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobleox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Doesn't add up up. If the grass is as long as you purport it to be how the hell can you spot all the rubbish you say is burried inside the grass. And grass verges and green open spaces are not in any case for dog walkers, to allow their animals to deficate in/on: and conveniently you fail to mention the dogs mess which, as well, irresponsible dog owners leave behind in the grass. And any responsible person spotting the broken bottle would have picked it up or reported it to the council or councillor. The council are obliged to "immediately" clear rubbish if it is as bad as you say it is. So for it to be piling up for as long as you say it has you clearly haven't been bothered enough to report your concerns to the authorities. And that to me sounds about par for the course.[/p][/quote]I have reported the long grass and all of the litter in portslade for many years..... At least 10 times so far this year..... Hence I say 'very lazy and poor council' also I can see all of the litter because where they have chucked the litter in the grass it is so long it has actually flattened the grass. I would happily pick up my dog mess if the grass was cut nicely but all the while that the grass is not cut then I am not going to pick it up where I can get bitten and step on something as it is so long... The simple answer is if the grass was cut (what we pay council tax for) then none of this would of happened.[/p][/quote]So you allow your dog to do it's business and then you do not remove it? If it's so dangerous for you to go in the long grass why do you allow your dog to do so? And you call the Council lazy? Strewth. This seems to be nothing more than an unfortunate freak accident. (I find it hard to believe grass is a challenge to dogs) It's a real shame the owners don't have insurance, because now it's the dog who will suffer. This is one of the risks of having a pet, and sadly the owners have gambled and failed. Don't get me wrong, I feel sorry for them, but I don't see how it's the Council's fault, long grass or not.[/p][/quote]You clearly have no idea of the length of grass around the portslade area. You would have to see it to understand it. Dogs love sniffing around in long grass whether that is looking for a ball.... To doing it's business... I let my dog in the long grass because it is the only place he likes doing his business. He never does it on the pavement. I would happily pick it up if the grass was at the right height. It is the councils fault because there job is to makes sure the grass is cut.[/p][/quote]As much as it's amused me to read your excuses, they are just that. It is not the council's fault you are a lazy so-and-so and have this ridiculous excuse for not picking up your dog poo. It is YOUR responsibility. If it's safe enough for your dog to go in there and do it's business, it's safe enough for you to go in and pick it up. That is no excuse whatsoever, but I'm sure if you say it to yourself enough times it sounds like a decent justification for your laziness. I'm curious as to why you think it's ok to distribute dog poo around your neighbourhood in the grass? Don't you ever feel guilty and anti-social? You are no better in your attitude than those you complain about. The worst kind of litterbug. Not only is your litter the most offensive, you then have the cheek to moan about others dropping litter, whilst your dog is dropping it's guts everywhere. Has it occurred to you that perhaps if the grass wasn't full of dog poo that people might not drop as much litter? And how do you think the litter gets there anyway? Residents and visitors. If your attitude is shared with other locals, no wonder the grass is full of crud and doesn't get cut - sounds like you treat the place with no respect or thought for others. Minger21
  • Score: 14

3:47pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Gary @ says...

Nobody important wrote:
Yorkieseagull wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.
Did you pick the bottle up, or make any attempt to make it more visible to prevent some poor animal accidentally treading on it?
That is not my job. That is what we all pay council tax for. I am not a litter picker. Some people clearly have not seen the state of portslade judging by some of these comments. I have reported it therefore the council need to act.
You`ll find people who have the contract will have the same attitude as you, it`s not their job to pick up the bottle either.

They will put a mower or strimmer through the long grass smashing the glass and cutting up the litter. There will be shards of glass all over the ground, the cut up litter will blow away, but the job of cutting the grass( which is all they have to do) will have done.
[quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yorkieseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Did you pick the bottle up, or make any attempt to make it more visible to prevent some poor animal accidentally treading on it?[/p][/quote]That is not my job. That is what we all pay council tax for. I am not a litter picker. Some people clearly have not seen the state of portslade judging by some of these comments. I have reported it therefore the council need to act.[/p][/quote]You`ll find people who have the contract will have the same attitude as you, it`s not their job to pick up the bottle either. They will put a mower or strimmer through the long grass smashing the glass and cutting up the litter. There will be shards of glass all over the ground, the cut up litter will blow away, but the job of cutting the grass( which is all they have to do) will have done. Gary @
  • Score: 6

4:01pm Wed 23 Jul 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

I'm surprised no one has commented on this fact so far, so I will.

The reason this happened is because this woman's dog ran after a cat.

The reason it ran after the cat is because this woman has not trained her dog not to.

She hasn't properly trained her dog at all. Like so many dog owners.

People get a dog and then don't spend the proper amount of time on training it. It takes hours, days, weeks and months to train a dog to the point where you say a command and it responds immediately - as it should.

A dog must be taken to proper training classes when it is a puppy. The owner must practice each day for at least one hour. This should go on for at least 3 months or as long as it takes to get the dog to respond immediately.

Train your dog woman or do not get a dog.
I'm surprised no one has commented on this fact so far, so I will. The reason this happened is because this woman's dog ran after a cat. The reason it ran after the cat is because this woman has not trained her dog not to. She hasn't properly trained her dog at all. Like so many dog owners. People get a dog and then don't spend the proper amount of time on training it. It takes hours, days, weeks and months to train a dog to the point where you say a command and it responds immediately - as it should. A dog must be taken to proper training classes when it is a puppy. The owner must practice each day for at least one hour. This should go on for at least 3 months or as long as it takes to get the dog to respond immediately. Train your dog woman or do not get a dog. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 10

4:05pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Nobody important says...

It's simple. If the grass was cut then people would not litter in it. If the grass was cut there would be no dog poo. If the grass was cut then this tragic incident from which this dog now has a slipped disc would not have happened. It's simple. Just along the road there is a patch of grass where half is done and half has just been left. It looks very odd and looks to me like pure laziness. I would love to know what my council tax gets put into.
It's simple. If the grass was cut then people would not litter in it. If the grass was cut there would be no dog poo. If the grass was cut then this tragic incident from which this dog now has a slipped disc would not have happened. It's simple. Just along the road there is a patch of grass where half is done and half has just been left. It looks very odd and looks to me like pure laziness. I would love to know what my council tax gets put into. Nobody important
  • Score: -12

4:35pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Gary @ says...

Nobody important wrote:
It's simple. If the grass was cut then people would not litter in it. If the grass was cut there would be no dog poo. If the grass was cut then this tragic incident from which this dog now has a slipped disc would not have happened. It's simple. Just along the road there is a patch of grass where half is done and half has just been left. It looks very odd and looks to me like pure laziness. I would love to know what my council tax gets put into.
I imagine the half that has been cut was done so by a resident who got off their back side and achieved something, they should be applauded. Thats
hardly laziness, that would be looking at something, realising a job needed doing and leaving it to someone else.


You never know next time they might mow the whole bit.
[quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: It's simple. If the grass was cut then people would not litter in it. If the grass was cut there would be no dog poo. If the grass was cut then this tragic incident from which this dog now has a slipped disc would not have happened. It's simple. Just along the road there is a patch of grass where half is done and half has just been left. It looks very odd and looks to me like pure laziness. I would love to know what my council tax gets put into.[/p][/quote]I imagine the half that has been cut was done so by a resident who got off their back side and achieved something, they should be applauded. Thats hardly laziness, that would be looking at something, realising a job needed doing and leaving it to someone else. You never know next time they might mow the whole bit. Gary @
  • Score: 0

5:31pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Thumper Hove says...

Whatever happened to people taking responsibility? The dog was injured due to owner negligence (or more likely the real cause was NOT long grass!). Keep it on a lead and avoid long grass then the dog wouldn't have been injured.

I am disabled, I do not have a dog because I am unable to walk it. No doubt these people are claiming the Mobility component (which would exclude them from owning even a small dog). This is commonly called fraud - you can't obtain the mobility allowance if you are OK to walk a dog.

Also, if you can afford several hundred pounds for a pedigree dog then you should be able to pay for treatment aswell, not just scrounge off the PDSA. If these people cannot pay for the dog's treatment, they can sign it over to the RSPCA and they will treat the animal then rehome it with people who commit to the expense and exercise of the dog.

I wonder how many mugs have donated to this begging article? Perhaps they will be able to have a holiday from the donations too? I also bet that a compensation claim has been filed against the council. Ms Richardson should be ashamed.
Whatever happened to people taking responsibility? The dog was injured due to owner negligence (or more likely the real cause was NOT long grass!). Keep it on a lead and avoid long grass then the dog wouldn't have been injured. I am disabled, I do not have a dog because I am unable to walk it. No doubt these people are claiming the Mobility component (which would exclude them from owning even a small dog). This is commonly called fraud - you can't obtain the mobility allowance if you are OK to walk a dog. Also, if you can afford several hundred pounds for a pedigree dog then you should be able to pay for treatment aswell, not just scrounge off the PDSA. If these people cannot pay for the dog's treatment, they can sign it over to the RSPCA and they will treat the animal then rehome it with people who commit to the expense and exercise of the dog. I wonder how many mugs have donated to this begging article? Perhaps they will be able to have a holiday from the donations too? I also bet that a compensation claim has been filed against the council. Ms Richardson should be ashamed. Thumper Hove
  • Score: 3

5:34pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Petaluma says...

chrismilo wrote:
Another failing by the Green Party can't spend Money on simple maitenance like cutting grass disgraceful. Lets have some more bus and cycle lanes instead.
Pet insurance companies and vets are a rip off i pay 28 Pounds a month most check ups don't cost that and by the time the 100 Pound excess is paid your well out of pocket. My Whippet had a damaged spine the vet refered him to a specialist clinic for a cat scan the clinic wanted 3500 just for a cat scan NO that wasn't to buy it just for one scan the insurance Company wouldn't pay as there Limit was only 3000 Pounds. even the PDSA wouldn't pay it.
Hope your dog makes a full recovery don't take any notice of These unfeeling Argus trolls !
Thought a whippet was a dog. Any point in a cat scan?

One day there'll be a way of vetting all these postings to eliminate all the grammar, spelling and punctuation howlers. They're a nightmare...
[quote][p][bold]chrismilo[/bold] wrote: Another failing by the Green Party can't spend Money on simple maitenance like cutting grass disgraceful. Lets have some more bus and cycle lanes instead. Pet insurance companies and vets are a rip off i pay 28 Pounds a month most check ups don't cost that and by the time the 100 Pound excess is paid your well out of pocket. My Whippet had a damaged spine the vet refered him to a specialist clinic for a cat scan the clinic wanted 3500 just for a cat scan NO that wasn't to buy it just for one scan the insurance Company wouldn't pay as there Limit was only 3000 Pounds. even the PDSA wouldn't pay it. Hope your dog makes a full recovery don't take any notice of These unfeeling Argus trolls ![/p][/quote]Thought a whippet was a dog. Any point in a cat scan? One day there'll be a way of vetting all these postings to eliminate all the grammar, spelling and punctuation howlers. They're a nightmare... Petaluma
  • Score: -5

6:02pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Jules boy says...

Patch the dog up and give it to a responsible owner - someone who would bother to insure it.

Make an example of this woman and lock her up for attempted fraud.
Patch the dog up and give it to a responsible owner - someone who would bother to insure it. Make an example of this woman and lock her up for attempted fraud. Jules boy
  • Score: 8

7:03pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Bill in Hanover says...

Slipped discs are fairly common in some dog breeds, and it is more likely that the injury occurred when ascending or descending a slope, I know this as our dog suffered a slipped disc climbing steps.
Slipped discs are fairly common in some dog breeds, and it is more likely that the injury occurred when ascending or descending a slope, I know this as our dog suffered a slipped disc climbing steps. Bill in Hanover
  • Score: 2

9:55pm Wed 23 Jul 14

JeevesMcMontague says...

£££££££
£££££££ JeevesMcMontague
  • Score: 4

11:25pm Wed 23 Jul 14

straightasadye says...

Bloody council. My dog has just overshot the verge and damaged his undercarriage because the council has cut the grass to short.
Bloody council. My dog has just overshot the verge and damaged his undercarriage because the council has cut the grass to short. straightasadye
  • Score: 4

9:14am Thu 24 Jul 14

Juleyanne says...

Whether the owner is at fault to some degree is less important now as the deed has been done. What is important now is the dog is clearly in pain and needs veterinary help but the owners cannot afford the bill. The priority is finding funds or a vet who will come forward to help this poor dog. Finger pointing does nothing to alleviate this dogs agony but decisive action or kindness will.
Whether the owner is at fault to some degree is less important now as the deed has been done. What is important now is the dog is clearly in pain and needs veterinary help but the owners cannot afford the bill. The priority is finding funds or a vet who will come forward to help this poor dog. Finger pointing does nothing to alleviate this dogs agony but decisive action or kindness will. Juleyanne
  • Score: -1

9:38am Thu 24 Jul 14

ThinkBrighton says...

Nobody important wrote:
Yorkieseagull wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.
Did you pick the bottle up, or make any attempt to make it more visible to prevent some poor animal accidentally treading on it?
That is not my job. That is what we all pay council tax for. I am not a litter picker. Some people clearly have not seen the state of portslade judging by some of these comments. I have reported it therefore the council need to act.
What an anti-social moron,
[quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yorkieseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Did you pick the bottle up, or make any attempt to make it more visible to prevent some poor animal accidentally treading on it?[/p][/quote]That is not my job. That is what we all pay council tax for. I am not a litter picker. Some people clearly have not seen the state of portslade judging by some of these comments. I have reported it therefore the council need to act.[/p][/quote]What an anti-social moron, ThinkBrighton
  • Score: 1

11:19am Thu 24 Jul 14

davyboy61 says...

As a dog owner our selfs we have her insured. She is on the lead when we are walking along the path way,but as soon as we get to the park then we let her off for a run. I have to say though that the council gardens department are hopeless.
As a dog owner our selfs we have her insured. She is on the lead when we are walking along the path way,but as soon as we get to the park then we let her off for a run. I have to say though that the council gardens department are hopeless. davyboy61
  • Score: -2

12:15pm Thu 24 Jul 14

her professional says...

Nobody important wrote:
I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.
Lewes DC are responsible for grass cutting where I live, and it's not done that often. Most people here cut their small patch of verge when they do their lawn, it only takes a minute. I realise not everyone can physically do this, but again, neighbours help each other out. Good result all round - the area looks tidy leading to less litter, dog poo etc. win win. Take some responsibility for your own community, people, in the time it takes to type out yet another anti-green tirade you could have a) picked up the litter dropped outside your house avoiding the broken glass scenario above and b) got the mower out.
[quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I think the dog should have been on the lead however the grass around the portslade area is quite simply astonishing in some places. I walk my dog and a couple of days ago I saw a whole broken glass bottle in the grass just waiting to be stepped on by some poor animal all because the council cannot be bothered to cut the grass. The longer they leave it like it is the worse it will get. Not only is he grass long but the amount of litter burried inside the grass which has been building up for weeks/months will simply break the councils grass cutting equipment which will cost them more money. Very poor lazy council around the portslade are in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Lewes DC are responsible for grass cutting where I live, and it's not done that often. Most people here cut their small patch of verge when they do their lawn, it only takes a minute. I realise not everyone can physically do this, but again, neighbours help each other out. Good result all round - the area looks tidy leading to less litter, dog poo etc. win win. Take some responsibility for your own community, people, in the time it takes to type out yet another anti-green tirade you could have a) picked up the litter dropped outside your house avoiding the broken glass scenario above and b) got the mower out. her professional
  • Score: 0

12:12pm Sun 27 Jul 14

btntash says...

This has to be a joke, surely! As a dog owner I like to think I have a lot of common sense when it comes to keeping my boy safe. For instance, I wouldn't let him off the lead near a road. I wouldn't let him off the lead near a cliff. I wouldn't let him eat broken glass! These are obviously all things that could potentially lead my boy to harm. However, walking (running, hopping, skipping blah blah) through long grass WILL NOT harm my dog nor any pooch! They are not delicate china pieces - they're hardy animals that are built for any length of grass. My dog runs through long grass on the sand fines down here in our home of Cornwall. He's yet to hurt himself. This couple are money grabbing opportunists! They should feel ashamed & embarrassed at their pathetic attempts to gain money! Shame on them!
This has to be a joke, surely! As a dog owner I like to think I have a lot of common sense when it comes to keeping my boy safe. For instance, I wouldn't let him off the lead near a road. I wouldn't let him off the lead near a cliff. I wouldn't let him eat broken glass! These are obviously all things that could potentially lead my boy to harm. However, walking (running, hopping, skipping blah blah) through long grass WILL NOT harm my dog nor any pooch! They are not delicate china pieces - they're hardy animals that are built for any length of grass. My dog runs through long grass on the sand fines down here in our home of Cornwall. He's yet to hurt himself. This couple are money grabbing opportunists! They should feel ashamed & embarrassed at their pathetic attempts to gain money! Shame on them! btntash
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11:59pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Frank28 says...

Rebecca Richardson should read the recent amendments to the Dangerous Dogs Act! It is an offence to have an out of control dog in a public place. Clearly, if the dog was chasing a cat, and off the lead, it wasn't under proper control. No case to answer. I would think the public ridicule for the dog's owners should be enough.
Rebecca Richardson should read the recent amendments to the Dangerous Dogs Act! It is an offence to have an out of control dog in a public place. Clearly, if the dog was chasing a cat, and off the lead, it wasn't under proper control. No case to answer. I would think the public ridicule for the dog's owners should be enough. Frank28
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