VIDEO: Loose horses cause problems for families using a Bradford park

VIDEO: Loose horses cause problems for families using a Bradford park

Abdul Rasaq, a local resident, with Cllr Mohammed Shafiq and resident Mansha Iqbal, with horse droppings left in Bradford Moor Park

Abdul Rasaq, a local resident, with Cllr Mohammed Shafiq and resident Mansha Iqbal, with horse droppings left in Bradford Moor Park

First published in News

FAMILIES using a Bradford park are having to contend with loose horses and their droppings, a worried councillor has said.

Around five or six horses have been left to roam Bradford Moor Park each day for nearly a week, local councillor Mohammed Shafiq (Lab, Bradford Moor) said.

He said it appeared they were being dropped off each morning and picked up each afternoon, but that exactly who owned the horses remained a mystery.

Cllr Shafiq said the animals didn't appear to be distressed or aggressive, but that the mounting level of horse manure across the park was beginning to concern people.

He said it was proving a particular annoyance to parents taking their young children to play in the park's popular playground.

He said: "The good thing about the playground is that it is fenced off, so they won't get into the playground, but the surrounding area is filled with muck and children are putting their feet in it. It becomes quite a hazard for families.

"Often when children are running around, they don't always see what is on the ground. It's just not a pleasant atmosphere to be around when it is like that."

Cllr Shafiq said the horses were also occasionally getting on to nearby Killinghall Road, making him fear for the safety of motorists as well as the animals themselves.

He said: "At a busy traffic time, it is an accident waiting to happen."

Cllr Shafiq said over the weekend he had been getting an increasing number of phone calls from residents complaining about the situation, and he would now be contacting the relevant Council department to ask them to clear up the mess.

But he said he also wanted to appeal directly to the owners of the horses, to ask them to stop letting the animals loose in the park.

"My request is to the horse owners to take control of their horses," he said.

"They are wandering about in a park and on the road and it is causing a danger to members of the public."

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11:43pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Class_War says...

What are the Police doing?
What are the Police doing? Class_War
  • Score: 1

7:07am Tue 2 Sep 14

Apollo says...

Class_War wrote:
What are the Police doing?
Nothing as usual.

Most such activity in Bradford is no longer a Police matter according to the Police who now seen to do very little other than sit around in fortress Police stations while the city goes to hell on a handcart.

The only people who know how to find them are the take away delivery drivers.
[quote][p][bold]Class_War[/bold] wrote: What are the Police doing?[/p][/quote]Nothing as usual. Most such activity in Bradford is no longer a Police matter according to the Police who now seen to do very little other than sit around in fortress Police stations while the city goes to hell on a handcart. The only people who know how to find them are the take away delivery drivers. Apollo
  • Score: 2

8:08am Tue 2 Sep 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Suspect its a council issue, no a police one. They rounded a load up on holmewood a while ago, why can't they just catch these and take them to somewhere safe? The owners can have them back once they have paid costs.
Suspect its a council issue, no a police one. They rounded a load up on holmewood a while ago, why can't they just catch these and take them to somewhere safe? The owners can have them back once they have paid costs. Bone_idle18
  • Score: 4

9:14am Tue 2 Sep 14

northern pig says...

Horse manure is not toxic like dog muck, which can send children blind. I suggest the residents of Bradford Moor shovel it up,take it home , let it rot a bit and put it on their roses in the garden. It does wonders.
Horse manure is not toxic like dog muck, which can send children blind. I suggest the residents of Bradford Moor shovel it up,take it home , let it rot a bit and put it on their roses in the garden. It does wonders. northern pig
  • Score: 7

9:47am Wed 3 Sep 14

Antec1 says...

Twice, I have reported the owner of these horses to the authorities, but nothing has been done about it.
The owner was banned for life last month, from keeping any animals after one of his horses died due to neglect.
Twice, I have reported the owner of these horses to the authorities, but nothing has been done about it. The owner was banned for life last month, from keeping any animals after one of his horses died due to neglect. Antec1
  • Score: 0

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