Clearly we have a lot of dogs in the village with both good and not so good owners, plus an increasing amount of dog visitors. Some of the dogs are now very large breeds and in reported cases, been aggressive and out of control of their owners. Responsible owners will have already have their dogs chipped, others need to do so immediately! Otherwise they are breaking the law. I am increasingly getting a strong demand to require at least that dogs are kept on a lead whilst on our playing fields and maybe eventually have to be banned.

We will shortly be asking the council dog warden to attend our playing fields and village to check that dogs owners are being responsible and that all dogs are at the very least chipped.


Brian Halling


Green Hammerton Recreational Charity