Dog owners in Letchmore Heath enjoy the opportunity to walk their dogs in the fields owned by Aldenham School. This facility is offered as a gesture of goodwill from the School to villagers.
Recent reports confirm a steady increase in dog mess left uncollected. This creates unacceptable health and safety issues to school pupils, staff and other users.
The Rules are simple. DOG WALKERS MUST ENSURE THAT:
- ALL DOG MESS IS IMMEDIATELY PICKED UP AND DISPOSED OF – BINS ARE PROVIDED IN COOKE’S FIELD. If you see uncollected dog mess, PLEASE COLLECT IT AND PLACE IT IN THE BINS PROVIDED.
- Dogs walked on or near Top Field, the Chapel or Button Field (small field behind the Prep School), are kept on a lead.
- Dogs walked on Cooke’s Field may be taken off the lead, but must be kept under control.
The School wishes to maintain unlocked gate access to Cooke’s (and other) Fields. HOWEVER……..if the amount of dog mess left uncollected does not reduce significantly in the immediate future, the School will be duty bound to consider locking the gate and removing access to all their playing fields.
The minority of offending dog owners are known. They are threatening access to School fields for all local dog walkers. So please, for everyone’s benefit, RESPECT THE RULES.