Policy regarding the banning of dogs from Cae Smyrna, Llangefni
Cae Smyrna is for the provision of the playing of rugby and permitted community use only and is leased from the Isle of Anglesey County Council by Clwb Rygbi Llangefni Ltd. for this purpose.
Clwb Rygbi Llangefni Ltd has a duty of care towards its playing members, individuals who are members of the Club and its spectators and to this end it bans individuals (including club members) and their dogs from using Cae Smyrna for any purpose whatsoever, whether on a lead or not. This includes the playing fields, clubhouse, car park and surrounding areas up to the Isle of Anglesey County Council car park – please refer to plan.
Individuals who use a guide dog are welcome to Cae Smyrna but not to exercise their dog.
Notices informing the public about the ban are displayed at Cae Smyrna. Anyone ignoring this ban will be reported to the Isle of Anglesey County Council for dog fouling.
Some of the serious issues dogs can cause:
- Toxocariasis - a rare infection caused by roundworm parasites, most commonly found in cats, dogs and foxes faeces. Symptoms are rare but can be serious.
- Children and young adults are usually affected due to contact with contaminated soil or sand within play areas by swallowing the infected egg.
- There is evidence that dogs can also carry E.coli and hepatitis in their faeces.
- There are over 7,000 admissions to hospital for dog bites and attacks annually in the U.K. and under 10's were most likely to be admitted. (NHS Digital).
Individuals involved in bringing a dog onto the area described above will be politely requested to leave or you will be refused admittance to Cae Smyrna.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Clwb Rygbi Llangefni Cyf.
NHS - Toxocariasis
RoSPA - Dogs on play areas
Rugby player almost loses his foot after small cut infected by DOG POO on the pitch
Rugby player spent Christmas in hospital after leg got infected with dog poo