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August 20, 2022

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A group of dog owners who met at the common shed at the Brunswick Heads Sports Fields last Sunday say they were confronted by three men with a dog who were camping at the location.

Jenny Garret told The Echo that police and a Council ranger were eventually called, after one man became abusive.

Ms Garret says she has helped with volunteer run responsible dog ownership classes (BARCO) for years at the shed, and they pay Council for its use.

‘After BARCO members and their dogs started arriving, some said that the hut had been occupied, at least from Saturday, and they had very seriously considered not attending if the three men were present on Sunday’.

‘A man with long hair told us he had every right to occupy the shed, because it was a public place and we had no rights to it’.


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4 COMMENTS

  1. Ah, isn’t population growth great !
    Now we’ve got ongoing problems like this.
    This is an urban problem, not rural … so what does that tell you ?

  2. It’s getting quite intimidating at that park with the attitudes of many of the rough sleepers.
    Shame people can’t do their activities in peace.

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