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No information about car boot dog ban
9:51am Thursday 5th September 2013 in Postbag
I WISH to bring readers’ attention that when I tried to attend the Wilton Rotary Car Boot Sale with my family on Bank Holiday Monday, we were turned away at the entrance as we had our two small dogs with us. We were told dogs were not allowed in, but apparently this has not been the case in the past.
I was informed by the lady on the gate that this information was on the Rotary website but when I returned home I checked the website and could not find any such information.
I did pay to go in for about 15 minutes for a quick look around, and counted at least 11 dogs with their owners walking round and lots of sellers on their pitches also with dogs. I can only say a lot of angry people with their dogs got back in their cars and left.
Most people who found out about this event would have read about it in the advert placed in the Journal or on local signs, not on the website, and nowhere does it mention dogs aren’t allowed.
ROBERT DAVEY, Durrington
MAY I say how disgusted I was at attending this year’s bank holiday car boot sale in Wilton.
After driving nearly 30 miles to enjoy the event, having been every year for the past 30 years, we were very rudely refused entry owing to the fact that dogs had suddenly been banned this year.
Would it really have been too much trouble for organisers to have stated this in the advert that appeared in the Journal the week before, saving myself and my family much distress and expense in diesel to get there in first place? Several other people were turned away also and many were also extremely unhappy. I shall certainly never attend one of these boot sales again.
D WATTS, Andover
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