Probably am but can I tell these people to move on?

(10 Posts)
Whereisthegreenergrass Wed 03-Aug-16 08:15:18

Although that's not the language I want to use.

I live in a small street with a great big grassy area at the end, the kids love playing on it. However we've had to stop that as they constantly come in with dog poo on them.

Lots of people walk their dogs in this area but I haven't spotted anyone leaving anything or not picking up.

What's annoying me is the past few weeks there seems to be a doggy meet and greet in the mornings in the big grassy area starting from 7am (sometimes earlier). The most I have counted is 6 adults and 10 dogs so lots of barking, whistling, laughing. It's driving me mad, none of them live here. Currently 4 adults and 6 dogs so been there over an hour.

Can I tell them to piss off and go somewhere else, it's not a park!!

My husband works shifts so sometimes is trying to sleep and selfishly it's the summer holidays and the first time ever my children are sleeping past 7am...until the dog barking wakes them!!

So AIBU and just grumpy or can I ask them to move?

Creampastry Wed 03-Aug-16 08:18:33

Who owns the land? Are there any covenants to restrict activities?

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 03-Aug-16 08:20:12

Whose land is it?

It would piss me off as well but not sure you can ask. I live at a bus stop ( in the loosest sense) and often, in the early hours of the morning, drunken teenagers sit there putting the world to rights. In the summer, with my window open, it really grates my carrot, and I have been known to ask them to move on. Politely of course.

welliesandwine Wed 03-Aug-16 08:20:24

If its private land or residents land then I think you can ask them to move ... You could ask them politely to keep the noise down especially at that time of the morning and/or pop a sign up (get the kids to make one ) saying 'Kids play here, please clean up after your dog'

perpetuallybewildered Wed 03-Aug-16 08:21:13

You're not BU to be grumpy about their selfishness, I'd be the same. I'm not sure there's much you can do though other than politely point out to them that they are disturbing the sleep of your family.

If they were reasonable people they'd take their doggy meet up elsewhere.

Whereisthegreenergrass Wed 03-Aug-16 08:22:06

I think the council own it as they maintain it?

The only thing is a very old sign on a lamppost stating fine for dog fouling.

This is a culdesac street so no through way but at the edge of the land there's a make shift path to a woodland path so loads of people walk through with their dogs.

SilverDragonfly1 Wed 03-Aug-16 08:23:25

Can you speak to the council about providing poo bins and signage? Not sure what else you can do if it's public land.

Whereisthegreenergrass Wed 03-Aug-16 08:46:04

I think I'll send an email and see what response I get. I'm up early tomorrow and will be dressed so will go politely ask them to move. Haven't done it so far as I've always been in my pj's.

Dontyouopenthattrapdoor Wed 03-Aug-16 08:55:34

I think I'd go out politely and just say about your husband and kids sleeping, I don't think a polite plea for help is unreasonable.

welliesandwine Wed 03-Aug-16 09:38:41

Yes I'd ask for poo bin/s if its council land .. and second the polite ask to keep noise down.
Good Luck !

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