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3 things really leapt out at me. NO BALL GAMES, NO CYCLING, NO DOGS. All of these things should be encouraged in a park. Anything that can get children off the sofa and away from their iPad has to be a good thing. Where better to train your 1st puppy, learn to ride a bike with Dad or have a little kick around.

More generally the whole tone of the sign smacks of nimbyism "We encourage a healthy, fun, active lifestyle in children - just quietly and not near our cottage on the green" is what it says to me.

I can understand they want to deter anti social behaviour and not have the park destroyed by hooliganism (although i imagine Stokesby is fairly hooligan free) but those type of people are unlikely to read signs much less to take heed.

If they must have a sign at all why not something like "Stokesby Green Playground - Please use responsibly" I would do away with the sign but i know councils love a sign.

Anyway that was a probably a bit ranty so aplologies for that. 

Andy.

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When I was a kid, there was a sign, it open 7am or sunrise, gates locked at 9pm or sunset. The old boy on the bike was always on time unlocking and locking it.

Sadly in the early seventies it was made into a small council housing project of 9 houses with huge garden's. The 2 bomb sites we also used to play on as kids went over to housing as well, what have the kids got now to play in nout. Mind both the infant school and junior school have gone, as has Warley Hospital and Warley Barracks, all housing no play areas!!!!

Rant over

Charlie

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We recently had a big fight with our council who wanted to sell off the last remaining green area in our neighbourhood for housing, eventually the local campaigners won and got the green area designated as a village green- so protected. the main thing is its down by the river - on the flood plain, so why would the council have ever allowed building there is a mystery, - ah unless it was for the money.

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Afraid I cannot agree that dogs should be allowed in a play-ground, having just had to clean the dog-sh*t off my two year old grandson following our visit to a local playground. Indeed the revolting smell of dog poo in the park, as we walked to the play area, should have warned me.  Why some dog owners think that their dog's waste should be acceptable to all and sundry is an unfathomable mystery to me.  Dog lover, dog poo hater, that's me!

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Just now, JennyMorgan said:

Afraid I can not agree that dogs should be allowed in a play-ground, having just had to clean the dog-sh*t off my two year old grandson following our visit to a local playground. In deed the revolting smell of dog poo in the park, as we walked to the play area, should have warned me.  Why some dog owners think that their dog's waste should be acceptable to all and sundry is an unfathomable mystery to me.  Dog lover, dog poo hater, that's me!

I'm inclined to agree with you .... nothing wrong in fencing the play area to prevent strays sniffing about.

Don't know what you do about the land mines buried in the sand pits though (cat sausages)?

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2 hours ago, JamesLV said:

As a kid I grew up riding my BMX round the old abandoned brick yard/clay pit behind our house, well safe!

We had one of those as well growing up in the 70’s in the days before the nanny state.

Bike track, boating lake (using anything that would float) and general playground.

We weren’t supposed to go there but you know how it is!

Sadly a few local lads drowned before it was drained 

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14 minutes ago, smellyloo said:

I'm inclined to agree with you .... nothing wrong in fencing the play area to prevent strays sniffing about.

Don't know what you do about the land mines buried in the sand pits though (cat sausages)?

It's not just strays that indiscriminately crap in fenced off play areas!  

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I agree, Dogs should not be allowed in children's play areas, (and children should not be allowed outside them)

Children should not be allowed inside pubs.

Dogs should not be allowed in restaurants.

These unwritten rules are hardly complex.

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1 hour ago, MauriceMynah said:

I agree, Dogs should not be allowed in children's play areas, (and children should not be allowed outside them)

Children should not be allowed inside pubs.

Dogs should not be allowed in restaurants.

These unwritten rules are hardly complex.

Children should not be allowed in pubs is not a rule i could ever accept.  Only ever been told children are not welcome once and that was this year, we were told we could use the courtyard, as a family we about turned and left.  Not all children are loud badly behaved monsters, mine most certainly are not.  Nobody is required to mind their language around my brood, they know all the words but know not to use them, they will sit with adults, be behaved and enjoy their evening, I will stand for nothing less and they know it. Once in a play area they can be and do what kids do.  

Educate manners and etiquette, not segregate so they never learn any. 

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Mark, Your children may well be the types that turn my head, nodding in approval, but in fairness, my head is turned because behaviour such as that is the exception not the rule. Sadly I too have had to turn my back on a bar, but in my case it is because of excessive noise from children all demanding this that or the other, and the over indulgent parents giving in at the drop of a hat.

If I want to be in that sort of environment I'll visit a Macdonald's. I do not, so I go into pubs. 

Well behaved children are as rare as they are pleasure to witness, to the parents of such children I say "well done" 

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3 hours ago, Bound2Please said:

Has the law changed about children in pubs then?

I'm not sure what your understanding of the law is, but there is generally no law prohibiting accompanied children in pubs. An individual license might have restrictions placed upon it, the licensing body might prohibit children from licensed premises if they feel just cause but that is case by case and my understanding is that such is very rare.

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When they were little my daughter used to take my two granddaughters to restaurants/cafes that specialised in young families where the kids were allowed,expected even to hurtle all over the place. One evening while on our way to the boat for the weekend we took Mollie aged 4 to dinner in a rather nice restaurant. A few people looked a little dismayed at the sight of sduch a young child ,clearly expecting her to be troublesome. She was as we knew she would be impeccably behaved. When she finished eating she asked permission to get down. I explained that this wasn't the sort of restaurant that children could run around in. She thought for a moment and then with her arms held out and her face full of cheerful expectation she said"Well Nan how about I just walk?"

 

 

Carole

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Children should not be allowed in pubs is not a rule i could ever accept.  Only ever been told children are not welcome once and that was this year, we were told we could use the courtyard, as a family we about turned and left.  Not all children are loud badly behaved monsters, mine most certainly are not.  Nobody is required to mind their language around my brood, they know all the words but know not to use them, they will sit with adults, be behaved and enjoy their evening, I will stand for nothing less and they know it. Once in a play area they can be and do what kids do.  
Educate manners and etiquette, not segregate so they never learn any. 


If there was a "love" button rather than a "like" button I would have pressed it :-)

Also dogs should not be banned rather the owners should take responsibility for their dogs!


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