Anger as owners let dogs foul graves in Bowling Cemetery

Coun Hassan Khan in the cemetery

Coun Hassan Khan in the cemetery

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

A ward councillor is calling an emergency meeting with cemetery bosses after complaints about graves and memorials being fouled by dogs.

Bowling labour councillor Hassan Khan, whose area covers part of the cemetery, said he would be asking questions of the ward officer and bereavement services responsible for the upkeep of Bowling Cemetery off Rooley Lane.

He said: “It’s shameful. It should not be happening. I will call a meeting to find out what can be done to stop people letting their dogs run loose.”

He said anyone witnessing it happening needed to log it and report what they had seen to Bradford Council’s environmental department.

“We need times, descriptions, anything like that – we can also get our rangers to look out on patrols.”

The Telegraph & Argus was contacted by Kate Naylor, 55, who regularly goes to the cemetery to visit the graves of her baby son Adam, buried there 34 years ago, and workmate Jade Watson, found strangled in a caravan last year.

Mrs Naylor, who works at the In Plaice fish and chip shop in Sunbridge Road, said the mess on side paths and over graves and floral tributes made her feel sick.

She wants the Council to ban dogs from its cemeteries or at least put up signs warning of big fines for irresponsible dog owners.

She said: “It’s sickening that people let their dogs do this. They should be banned – absolutely no dogs allowed. I see people all the time there just walking through with their dogs off leads. I saw one man pull up in his car and let his two dogs out to cock their legs and do worse.

“The cemetery is kept wonderfully otherwise but there is dog mess all over the side paths, the graves and flowers. It’s heartbreaking for people with loved ones there.

“The problem’s got a lot worse recently. I’m wondering if people are coming in away from the streets where they have to pick up the mess or get fined. They think they can get away with leaving it in the cemetery. It’s disgusting and disrespectful.”

A Council spokesman said: “Most dog owners are responsible and do clean up after their dogs. Our neighbourhood wardens patrol cemeteries and will issue fixed penalty fines but they can’t be there all the time and irresponsible dog owners need to start taking responsibility for their dogs by picking up after them.”

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8:09am Fri 24 Jan 14

Apollo says...

It's the same all over Bradford.

We have a massive problem with dog sh1t all over the pavements of Queensbury at the moment. You cannot walk anywhere without seeing it or worse.

I suspect the dark mornings and evenings are assisting in owners not picking it up but the problem in some areas of the village is way beyond a joke.

The area between New Park Road and Fleet Lane seems particularly bad.
It's the same all over Bradford. We have a massive problem with dog sh1t all over the pavements of Queensbury at the moment. You cannot walk anywhere without seeing it or worse. I suspect the dark mornings and evenings are assisting in owners not picking it up but the problem in some areas of the village is way beyond a joke. The area between New Park Road and Fleet Lane seems particularly bad. Apollo
  • Score: 2

8:37am Fri 24 Jan 14

realitystrikesagain says...

Nothing to do with dark mornings and evenings. The problem stems from a certain type of dog owner. The kind typically found on trashy council estates. You can absolutely prove the link and I'm sure the council will confirm if asked that the main offenders are places like Bierley, Holme Wood, Ravenscliffe, Queensbury, Buttershaw and the likes.

Don't forget, some of those living on those estates probably don't even wipe their own backsides let alone clean up after a dog. The sooner we can develop a procedure to implant ambition and respect in these scum of the earth individuals the.better.
Nothing to do with dark mornings and evenings. The problem stems from a certain type of dog owner. The kind typically found on trashy council estates. You can absolutely prove the link and I'm sure the council will confirm if asked that the main offenders are places like Bierley, Holme Wood, Ravenscliffe, Queensbury, Buttershaw and the likes. Don't forget, some of those living on those estates probably don't even wipe their own backsides let alone clean up after a dog. The sooner we can develop a procedure to implant ambition and respect in these scum of the earth individuals the.better. realitystrikesagain
  • Score: -3

9:34am Fri 24 Jan 14

Baildon girl says...

realitystrikesagain wrote:
Nothing to do with dark mornings and evenings. The problem stems from a certain type of dog owner. The kind typically found on trashy council estates. You can absolutely prove the link and I'm sure the council will confirm if asked that the main offenders are places like Bierley, Holme Wood, Ravenscliffe, Queensbury, Buttershaw and the likes.

Don't forget, some of those living on those estates probably don't even wipe their own backsides let alone clean up after a dog. The sooner we can develop a procedure to implant ambition and respect in these scum of the earth individuals the.better.
Not true!! There are certain areas of Baildon which are full of mess. The only type of person it boils down to is a lazy one
[quote][p][bold]realitystrikesagain[/bold] wrote: Nothing to do with dark mornings and evenings. The problem stems from a certain type of dog owner. The kind typically found on trashy council estates. You can absolutely prove the link and I'm sure the council will confirm if asked that the main offenders are places like Bierley, Holme Wood, Ravenscliffe, Queensbury, Buttershaw and the likes. Don't forget, some of those living on those estates probably don't even wipe their own backsides let alone clean up after a dog. The sooner we can develop a procedure to implant ambition and respect in these scum of the earth individuals the.better.[/p][/quote]Not true!! There are certain areas of Baildon which are full of mess. The only type of person it boils down to is a lazy one Baildon girl
  • Score: 11

10:28am Fri 24 Jan 14

Albion. says...

realitystrikesagain wrote:
Nothing to do with dark mornings and evenings. The problem stems from a certain type of dog owner. The kind typically found on trashy council estates. You can absolutely prove the link and I'm sure the council will confirm if asked that the main offenders are places like Bierley, Holme Wood, Ravenscliffe, Queensbury, Buttershaw and the likes.

Don't forget, some of those living on those estates probably don't even wipe their own backsides let alone clean up after a dog. The sooner we can develop a procedure to implant ambition and respect in these scum of the earth individuals the.better.
I certainly don't live in such an area, but from time to time we do get problems and it's very often one person who finds they can get away with it, so they carry on letting their dog do it, after a week they can have accumulated quite an impressive amount (apologies to those reading and eating!).
I wouldn't agree with the calls to ban dogs from cemeteries, why punish every owner? Just up the penalties for those responsible and lets have a bit of naming and shaming.
[quote][p][bold]realitystrikesagain[/bold] wrote: Nothing to do with dark mornings and evenings. The problem stems from a certain type of dog owner. The kind typically found on trashy council estates. You can absolutely prove the link and I'm sure the council will confirm if asked that the main offenders are places like Bierley, Holme Wood, Ravenscliffe, Queensbury, Buttershaw and the likes. Don't forget, some of those living on those estates probably don't even wipe their own backsides let alone clean up after a dog. The sooner we can develop a procedure to implant ambition and respect in these scum of the earth individuals the.better.[/p][/quote]I certainly don't live in such an area, but from time to time we do get problems and it's very often one person who finds they can get away with it, so they carry on letting their dog do it, after a week they can have accumulated quite an impressive amount (apologies to those reading and eating!). I wouldn't agree with the calls to ban dogs from cemeteries, why punish every owner? Just up the penalties for those responsible and lets have a bit of naming and shaming. Albion.
  • Score: 7

10:48am Fri 24 Jan 14

The Hoffster says...

Surprise surprise !

The area featured is a BNP/EDL chav-infested one.
Surprise surprise ! The area featured is a BNP/EDL chav-infested one. The Hoffster
  • Score: -8

11:52am Fri 24 Jan 14

cookie_brighton says...

I am totally shocked by this story, many members of my family and extended family are laid to rest in Bowling cemetery............
I am sure that it will be in the by laws that dogs are not permitted into the cemetery, if not then it should be, only allowing dogs for the blind to enter, and any other dog helping someone with a disability.
I am totally shocked by this story, many members of my family and extended family are laid to rest in Bowling cemetery............ I am sure that it will be in the by laws that dogs are not permitted into the cemetery, if not then it should be, only allowing dogs for the blind to enter, and any other dog helping someone with a disability. cookie_brighton
  • Score: 7

12:20pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Apollo says...

realitystrikesagain wrote:
Nothing to do with dark mornings and evenings. The problem stems from a certain type of dog owner. The kind typically found on trashy council estates. You can absolutely prove the link and I'm sure the council will confirm if asked that the main offenders are places like Bierley, Holme Wood, Ravenscliffe, Queensbury, Buttershaw and the likes. Don't forget, some of those living on those estates probably don't even wipe their own backsides let alone clean up after a dog. The sooner we can develop a procedure to implant ambition and respect in these scum of the earth individuals the.better.
I am susprised he has not mentioned EDL/BNP chav hellholes like he normally does.

Stupid comment from a one trick pony.
[quote][p][bold]realitystrikesagain[/bold] wrote: Nothing to do with dark mornings and evenings. The problem stems from a certain type of dog owner. The kind typically found on trashy council estates. You can absolutely prove the link and I'm sure the council will confirm if asked that the main offenders are places like Bierley, Holme Wood, Ravenscliffe, Queensbury, Buttershaw and the likes. Don't forget, some of those living on those estates probably don't even wipe their own backsides let alone clean up after a dog. The sooner we can develop a procedure to implant ambition and respect in these scum of the earth individuals the.better.[/p][/quote]I am susprised he has not mentioned EDL/BNP chav hellholes like he normally does. Stupid comment from a one trick pony. Apollo
  • Score: 6

12:22pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Apollo says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Surprise surprise ! The area featured is a BNP/EDL chav-infested one.
Hook, line and sinker.

You only have to mention Queensbury and it is like a red rag to a bull to this fool.
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Surprise surprise ! The area featured is a BNP/EDL chav-infested one.[/p][/quote]Hook, line and sinker. You only have to mention Queensbury and it is like a red rag to a bull to this fool. Apollo
  • Score: 6

12:34pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Dog bans have been implemented in other cemeteries. Didn't the mainly Asian Cemetery on Cemetery Lane get a dog ban a year or two back.
Don;'t think that's a real BNP/EDL chav infested hell hole. It's just a Hell hole!
Dog bans have been implemented in other cemeteries. Didn't the mainly Asian Cemetery on Cemetery Lane get a dog ban a year or two back. Don;'t think that's a real BNP/EDL chav infested hell hole. It's just a Hell hole! Bone_idle18
  • Score: -2

1:18pm Fri 24 Jan 14

sam-tyler says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Surprise surprise !

The area featured is a BNP/EDL chav-infested one.
You couldn't be more wrong if you tried Cade. Both East & West Bowling are rapidly becoming 3rd World dumps, much like the area between Leeds Road & Barkerend Road. And guess what?....Many of the comuniteeeeeee have dogs these days.... innit?
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Surprise surprise ! The area featured is a BNP/EDL chav-infested one.[/p][/quote]You couldn't be more wrong if you tried Cade. Both East & West Bowling are rapidly becoming 3rd World dumps, much like the area between Leeds Road & Barkerend Road. And guess what?....Many of the comuniteeeeeee have dogs these days.... innit? sam-tyler
  • Score: 4

1:28pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Avro says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Surprise surprise !

The area featured is a BNP/EDL chav-infested one.
Surprise surprise, the T&A resident racist post out from under his stone..
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Surprise surprise ! The area featured is a BNP/EDL chav-infested one.[/p][/quote]Surprise surprise, the T&A resident racist post out from under his stone.. Avro
  • Score: 4

2:05pm Fri 24 Jan 14

The Hoffster says...

Avro wrote:
The Hoffster wrote:
Surprise surprise !

The area featured is a BNP/EDL chav-infested one.
Surprise surprise, the T&A resident racist post out from under his stone..
So one's a racist who's *against* racists ?!

That makes sense.
[quote][p][bold]Avro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Surprise surprise ! The area featured is a BNP/EDL chav-infested one.[/p][/quote]Surprise surprise, the T&A resident racist post out from under his stone..[/p][/quote]So one's a racist who's *against* racists ?! That makes sense. The Hoffster
  • Score: -2

3:34pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Smell the coffee says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Surprise surprise !

The area featured is a BNP/EDL chav-infested one.
I see you dont have a dog problem in the Manningham area. You eat them.
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Surprise surprise ! The area featured is a BNP/EDL chav-infested one.[/p][/quote]I see you dont have a dog problem in the Manningham area. You eat them. Smell the coffee
  • Score: 2

4:05pm Fri 24 Jan 14

northern pig says...

Unbelieveablle!!!! peole are trying to have a sensible debate,of how best to stop dog fouling in cemetrys and the Hoffster turns it into apolitical debate, on behalf of thr loony left.Get a life pal,
Unbelieveablle!!!! peole are trying to have a sensible debate,of how best to stop dog fouling in cemetrys and the Hoffster turns it into apolitical debate, on behalf of thr loony left.Get a life pal, northern pig
  • Score: 3

5:11pm Fri 24 Jan 14

steve10 says...

I have never under stood dog owners that take the dog for a walk and Sh1te in cemetery's, Bingley cemetery is kept really well by the guys that tend it but that dose not seem to bother these so called dog lovers.

What about the Dog lovers that do bag their Pets !!! SH1T AND THEN THROW IT IN A TREE OR THE NEAREST BUSH!! what is that all about ???.
Imagine if you collected a bucket full of dog mess and dumped it on their door step :-0
I have never under stood dog owners that take the dog for a walk and Sh1te in cemetery's, Bingley cemetery is kept really well by the guys that tend it but that dose not seem to bother these so called dog lovers. What about the Dog lovers that do bag their Pets !!! SH1T AND THEN THROW IT IN A TREE OR THE NEAREST BUSH!! what is that all about ???. Imagine if you collected a bucket full of dog mess and dumped it on their door step :-0 steve10
  • Score: 3

5:18pm Fri 24 Jan 14

The Hoffster says...

Smell the coffee wrote:
The Hoffster wrote:
Surprise surprise !

The area featured is a BNP/EDL chav-infested one.
I see you dont have a dog problem in the Manningham area. You eat them.
That made me....... lol.

:(
[quote][p][bold]Smell the coffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Surprise surprise ! The area featured is a BNP/EDL chav-infested one.[/p][/quote]I see you dont have a dog problem in the Manningham area. You eat them.[/p][/quote]That made me....... lol. :( The Hoffster
  • Score: -1

5:53pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Avro says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Avro wrote:
The Hoffster wrote:
Surprise surprise !

The area featured is a BNP/EDL chav-infested one.
Surprise surprise, the T&A resident racist post out from under his stone..
So one's a racist who's *against* racists ?!

That makes sense.
Good of you to admit that you are one. Now book yourself in for a lobotomy.
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Avro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Surprise surprise ! The area featured is a BNP/EDL chav-infested one.[/p][/quote]Surprise surprise, the T&A resident racist post out from under his stone..[/p][/quote]So one's a racist who's *against* racists ?! That makes sense.[/p][/quote]Good of you to admit that you are one. Now book yourself in for a lobotomy. Avro
  • Score: -5

6:03pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Yorkshire Lass says...

Its about time there was a ban on dogs in ALL cemeteries. North Bierley cemetery in Bradford South has always dogs wondering about without leads, most times night and day. Some are brought here in cars and on reaching the cemetery gates are let off the lead regardless of whom may be there paying their respect to their dear departed. I have yet to see anyone pick up the deposits in here which is a disgrace.
Its about time there was a ban on dogs in ALL cemeteries. North Bierley cemetery in Bradford South has always dogs wondering about without leads, most times night and day. Some are brought here in cars and on reaching the cemetery gates are let off the lead regardless of whom may be there paying their respect to their dear departed. I have yet to see anyone pick up the deposits in here which is a disgrace. Yorkshire Lass
  • Score: 3

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