Worthing's sand pit is ‘litter tray’ and should be covered up says angry resident

Children enjoying playing in Worthing's sand pit

Children enjoying playing in Worthing's sand pit

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RESIDENTS are calling for the closure of a sand pit because they fear it is being used as a litter tray by foxes and humans.

Mark Brocklehurst from Worthing has called on his local council to close the town centre sand pit at night after claiming he saw pictures on Facebook of revellers urinating in the pit.

In a petition to the council, which has already attracted 150 supporters, he also claims that urban foxes use the sandpit as a litter tray.

To sign the petition visit tinyurl.com/q8eky6v

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8:52am Wed 27 Aug 14

plantwoman says...

Not a very well written article - where is the sand pit in Worthing? Town Centre is a bit vague, I live in the area and I have no idea where it is.
Why not blame the poor old fox yet again - cats and dogs (and humans as stated here) also use sand pits as litter trays!
Not a very well written article - where is the sand pit in Worthing? Town Centre is a bit vague, I live in the area and I have no idea where it is. Why not blame the poor old fox yet again - cats and dogs (and humans as stated here) also use sand pits as litter trays! plantwoman
  • Score: 13

9:22am Wed 27 Aug 14

IratusFurcifer says...

A sandpit in the centre of town....?
A sandpit in the centre of town....? IratusFurcifer
  • Score: 6

9:30am Wed 27 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

Yes, Argus....we need details of the location, just in case we get caught short.
Yes, Argus....we need details of the location, just in case we get caught short. ok,jared
  • Score: -15

10:52am Wed 27 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

You can work out where it is from the photo.
You can work out where it is from the photo. sussexram40
  • Score: 3

11:16am Wed 27 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

sussexram40 wrote:
You can work out where it is from the photo.
Really?

How?

Tell us non-Worthing residents how we can work out the location.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: You can work out where it is from the photo.[/p][/quote]Really? How? Tell us non-Worthing residents how we can work out the location. ok,jared
  • Score: -2

11:54am Wed 27 Aug 14

beatle2 says...

The headline to this story states that an 'angry resident' wants the sand pit covered up but the article itself only talks about closure, which is it?. I walk past this sand pit several times a week and it is obviously a popular attraction and is often filled with children playing. There is also on occasions live music with a guy playing guitar and getting the children to join in with his singing.
Why close it because of the actions of a moronic few in using it as a toilet and the possibility of foxes also using it. Simply cover it up overnight during the summer while it is there.
The headline to this story states that an 'angry resident' wants the sand pit covered up but the article itself only talks about closure, which is it?. I walk past this sand pit several times a week and it is obviously a popular attraction and is often filled with children playing. There is also on occasions live music with a guy playing guitar and getting the children to join in with his singing. Why close it because of the actions of a moronic few in using it as a toilet and the possibility of foxes also using it. Simply cover it up overnight during the summer while it is there. beatle2
  • Score: 10

12:16pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Nosfaratu says...

Strange place for a sand pit (kitty litter) in the town center but then I don't come from Worthing.

Absolutely sure that my cat or dog would think this was 'Poo/Wee Heaven'. Have the sands been tested for 'Biological Agents' recently.

Must be fun in the rain.
Strange place for a sand pit (kitty litter) in the town center but then I don't come from Worthing. Absolutely sure that my cat or dog would think this was 'Poo/Wee Heaven'. Have the sands been tested for 'Biological Agents' recently. Must be fun in the rain. Nosfaratu
  • Score: -7

12:30pm Wed 27 Aug 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Argus stop blaming foxes for this - it's humans that are going to the toilet in it, not foxes.

Is this paper owned by the same lot as the Daily Mail because that insipid rag also likes to badly report on foxes at every opportunity because it's owner wants fox hunting brought back - NO WAY.
Argus stop blaming foxes for this - it's humans that are going to the toilet in it, not foxes. Is this paper owned by the same lot as the Daily Mail because that insipid rag also likes to badly report on foxes at every opportunity because it's owner wants fox hunting brought back - NO WAY. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 15

1:20pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Nosfaratu says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
Argus stop blaming foxes for this - it's humans that are going to the toilet in it, not foxes.

Is this paper owned by the same lot as the Daily Mail because that insipid rag also likes to badly report on foxes at every opportunity because it's owner wants fox hunting brought back - NO WAY.
Chill out man !
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: Argus stop blaming foxes for this - it's humans that are going to the toilet in it, not foxes. Is this paper owned by the same lot as the Daily Mail because that insipid rag also likes to badly report on foxes at every opportunity because it's owner wants fox hunting brought back - NO WAY.[/p][/quote]Chill out man ! Nosfaratu
  • Score: -5

3:00pm Wed 27 Aug 14

lorrie1 says...

Wait until they start finding used needles in the sand like the sand pit in Blakers park, Then be VERY worried!!
Wait until they start finding used needles in the sand like the sand pit in Blakers park, Then be VERY worried!! lorrie1
  • Score: 10

4:17pm Wed 27 Aug 14

well i never says...

the town centre is awash with foxes often 3 or 4 can be seen just off liverpool gardens, a petition to the council to cull these vermin would be more usefull that trying to close what is a very popular town centre amenity. and with all the rain we are having a bit of pee would soon be washed away.
the town centre is awash with foxes often 3 or 4 can be seen just off liverpool gardens, a petition to the council to cull these vermin would be more usefull that trying to close what is a very popular town centre amenity. and with all the rain we are having a bit of pee would soon be washed away. well i never
  • Score: 0

7:35pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Sussex jim says...

Urban foxes are vermin. As are those humans who feel the need to use a childrens' sand pit as a toilet (why not p**s in a drain,if you must).
Both sorts need exterminating.
Urban foxes are vermin. As are those humans who feel the need to use a childrens' sand pit as a toilet (why not p**s in a drain,if you must). Both sorts need exterminating. Sussex jim
  • Score: 1

7:56pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Valentinian says...

Bet the Ambulance Driver emptied a few bags of urine into it....eh? Ambo...
Bet the Ambulance Driver emptied a few bags of urine into it....eh? Ambo... Valentinian
  • Score: -1

9:04pm Wed 27 Aug 14

MasonStorm says...

Ooohhhh it's a sand pit.

I thought they were building something and just hadn't shown up yet.
Ooohhhh it's a sand pit. I thought they were building something and just hadn't shown up yet. MasonStorm
  • Score: 0

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