Warning over swimming in flooded fields

First published in Gwent news

FLOODED ground in Newport could be hazardous for dogs and their owners, a Labour councillor has warned.

Councillor Chris Evans gave the warning after spotting saturated land at the Welfare Grounds football field, Rogerstone, on Boxing Day.

Cllr Evans said there had been a sign indicating that the ground, owned by Rogerstone Community Council, was closed for safety reasons, but that people continued to walk their dogs there and encouraged their dogs to swim in the water.

The groundsman even spotted a man wearing thigh-high wading boots allowing his daughter to swim in the water, said Cllr Evans, member for Rogerstone.

“I think common sense dictates that it is best to avoid the water because you just don’t know what will happen,” he said.

“We are monitoring the situation and going down there regularly.”

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6:16pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Dolieboy says...

The groundsman even spotted a man wearing thigh-high wading boots allowing his daughter to swim in the water, said Cllr Evans, member for Rogerstone.

Never stop Darwinism.
The groundsman even spotted a man wearing thigh-high wading boots allowing his daughter to swim in the water, said Cllr Evans, member for Rogerstone. Never stop Darwinism. Dolieboy
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7:14pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Mike Bates says...

They are real charmers lol. You cant beat swimming in the middle of winter in a field full of muddy rain water, raw sewage, old dogs mess and litter.
They are real charmers lol. You cant beat swimming in the middle of winter in a field full of muddy rain water, raw sewage, old dogs mess and litter. Mike Bates
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8:49pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Riley2012 says...

completely agree with mike bates, must be mad to swim in a cess pit yuk.
completely agree with mike bates, must be mad to swim in a cess pit yuk. Riley2012
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12:33pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Slider02 says...

This is just silly - I mean I know that we live in a nanny state - but trying to stop kids being kids is just plain bonkers!.

We live (unfortunatly) in a cleanlines crazy world - a safety crazy world.

So many kids today live on their game consols and their pc`s etc, and yet the minute kids actually get out there and be kids - some councillor, eger to see his name in the paper has a moan! bloody typical.
This is just silly - I mean I know that we live in a nanny state - but trying to stop kids being kids is just plain bonkers!. We live (unfortunatly) in a cleanlines crazy world - a safety crazy world. So many kids today live on their game consols and their pc`s etc, and yet the minute kids actually get out there and be kids - some councillor, eger to see his name in the paper has a moan! bloody typical. Slider02
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1:36pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Newportlad says...

It's ok I've been there had a paddle, water was relatively warm for this time of year, also tastes fine ! Mmm
It's ok I've been there had a paddle, water was relatively warm for this time of year, also tastes fine ! Mmm Newportlad
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9:17pm Tue 1 Jan 13

rellim says...

ahh takes me back to about 1974 sliding down the river mud in into the river Usk at Caerleon right by the Sh#t pipe about 100 meters upstream of the Handbury, nothing wrong with Sh#t, mud and water and as for the temp lol a Welsh summer and Welsh winter who can tell the difference
ahh takes me back to about 1974 sliding down the river mud in into the river Usk at Caerleon right by the Sh#t pipe about 100 meters upstream of the Handbury, nothing wrong with Sh#t, mud and water and as for the temp lol a Welsh summer and Welsh winter who can tell the difference rellim
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2:35pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Arco2012 says...

So many matches are postponed or cancelled every year by the teams that play at Tydu because of water logged fields, perhaps superior drainage can be introduced when funds are received from the sale and redevelopment of Bethesda field?
So many matches are postponed or cancelled every year by the teams that play at Tydu because of water logged fields, perhaps superior drainage can be introduced when funds are received from the sale and redevelopment of Bethesda field? Arco2012
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