French and English Bulldogs/Bostons/Pugs UK

THE MEETUP GROUP

PLEASE KEEP CHECKING THE EVENTS REGULAR AS TIMES AND EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

PLEASE READ TERMS AND CONDITIONS BEFORE JOINING US ON A MEETUP.

ORPINGTON KENT MEETUP-

Sunday 18th February, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 18th March, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 15th April, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 20th May, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 17th June, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 15th July, CANCELLED

Sunday 19th August, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 16th September, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 21st October, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 18th November, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 16th December, 2018 at 10am 

Location: High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane , Orpington, Kent, BR6 7JH

High Elms Park offers 250 acres of countryside to explore. The park is 15 miles from central London, located on the ridge of the North Downs on the rim of the Thames.
Meet in the Beeche Carpark
Host Lorna Harlin


THEALE BERKSHIRE MEETUP & PINT

Sunday 4th February, 2018 at 12pm
Time: 12pm (Meetup and Walk) After walk then you are free to enjoy the Pub and have food or drink.
This is another relaxed and social Meetup.
Please bring a towel as we will be walking in the park first and need to respect the comforts of the pub.
The walk will last approx 1 hour. If you are wanting to book a table for food after then please quote "THE MEETUP GROUP"
They will then know you are part of the group so that will help keep us together in the same part of the pub. (PLEASE REMEMBER TO BOOK YOUR TABLE DIRECT WITH THE PUB)
If you book a table and cannot make it then it's your responsibility to cancel your booking and not the responsibility of the Host or Group.
PLEASE NOTE
Can I remind all owners that dogs in the pub must stay on leads. We must respect all other customers in the Pub.
Location: Fox and Hound, Station Road, Theale, Reading, Berkshire RG7 4BE
01189 302295
We are just south of the village of Theale, opposite Hosehill Lake. The Fox & Hounds is believed to be around 200 years old and was originally a drinking venue for local farmers back in the early 1800's, it was known then as the Drum & Monkey. The village of Theale has had the nickname of 'The Ale' due to fact of having 13 public houses on the high street alone crammed between many family run businesses.


DOVER MEETUP- 

Sunday 15th April, 2018 at 11am

Sunday 19th August, 2018 at 11am

Kearsney abbey. Meet outside the cafe. CT16 3EG

Sunday 17th June, 2018 at 11am 

Elms Vale Park. Meet near the car park. CT17 9PL

Sunday 20th May, 2018 at 11am 

Kearsney abbey, Meet outside the Cafe CT16 3EG
Hosted by Laura Chambers

Sunday 22nd July, CANCELLED

Location: Connaught Park, Connaught Street Dover CT16 1HB
Meet by the bird houses.
Hosted by Laura Chambers


SIDCUP KENT MEETUP-

Sunday 11th February, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 11th March, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 8th April, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 13th May, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 10th June, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 8th July, CANCELLED

Sunday 12th August, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 9th September, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 14th October, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 11th November, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 9th December, 2018 at 10am

Location: Foots Cray Meadows, Five Arches Bridge , Leafield Lane, Sidcup, Greater London  DA14 5EB

Foots cray meadows is an area of parkland and woodland. 97 hectares in size, within the London Borough of Bexley.

Meet in the Carpark


MAIDSTONE KENT MEETUP-

Sunday 4th March, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 1st April, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 6th May CANCELLED

Sunday 3rd June, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 1st July CANCELLED

Sunday 5th August CANCELLED

Sunday 2nd September, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 7th October, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 4th November, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 2nd December, 2018 at 10am

Location: Mote Park, Maidstone Kent ME15 7RN Entrance. 

Mote park is a huge green space in the heart of Maidstone and is extremely popular with both visitors and locals alike. Covering over 450 acres it includes natural features such as grassland, woodland, rivers and a 30 acre lake. 
Hosted By Lorna Harlin.
Meet by the Coffee Shop. 


GRAVESEND KENT MEETUP- 

Sunday 25th February, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 25th March, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 29th April, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 27th May, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 24th June, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 29th July, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 26th August, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 30th September, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 28th October, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 25th November, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 30th December, 2018 at 10am

Location: Trosley Country Park, Waterlow Road, Vigo Village, Gravesend DA13 0SG
Once part of the Trosley Towers Estate, Trosley Country Park is now home to a rich variety of wildlife, and a mixture of woodland and open chalk grassland slopes.
The chalk grassland at Trosley is classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, while the grassland supports an array of butterflies every summer, including the Chalkland Blue.
There are 3 way marked trails – the blue route trail leading over the downland is very steep in parts, while the red route is much gentler. The yellow route is an easy access trail suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. All provide spectacular views over the downs. There's also an outdoor trim trail should the steep paths not prove tough enough.
Pay and display, Monday - Friday £1.50. Weekends and bank holidays £2.00. Free parking for season ticket holders.
Hosted by Lorna Harlin
 


HERTFORDSHIRE SAWBRIDGEWORTH MEETUP
Sunday 4th March, 2018 at 11am
Sunday 8th April, 2018 at 11am
Sunday 6th May, 2018 at 11am
Sunday 3rd June, 2018 at 11am
Sunday 1st July, 2018 at 9am (NEW TIME DUE TO THE HEAT)
Sunday 5th August, 2018 at 9am
Sunday 2nd September, 2018 at 11am
Sunday 7th October, 2018 at 11am
Sunday 4th November, 2018 at 11am
Sunday 2nd December, 2018 at 11am
Meet in the carpark
CM21 0AL
By Car: Pishiobury Park Car Park, Off A1184 Harlow to Sawbridgeworth, Sawbridgeworth.
Hosted by Claire Towerzey
This meetup will sometimes have Cattle loose in the Park at certain times of the year so owners beware to put dogs on lead when needed.
Once home to Anne Boleyn and one of Capability Brown’s last projects, Pishiobury Park is historic parkland, easily accessible from Sawbridgeworth or Harlow.
Today the park is an important home for a range of wildlife, attracted by the River Stort, the woodland and grassland found here. Come and see if you can glimpse a water vole, hear a cuckoo, or spot a Red Admiral butterfly.

BRENTWOOD THORNDON PARK SOUTH ESSEX MEETUP-

BOXING DAY

Wednesday 26th December, 2018 at 10am 

Activity Walk and then a walk in the woods and around the park.
Parking fees apply
Location: Thorndon Park South, Thorndon South, Arterial Road, Brentwood, Essex CM13 3LW
01277 211250
Hosted by Nick Chutter
 

Open parkland with walks, cycle trails with countryside over looking city views. Cafe' and toilets seasonally open.

We have changed the park to Thorndon as it will be quieter here then South Weald Park.


BELHUS WOOD ESSEX MEETUP-

Sunday 24th June, 2018 at 10am

Just a meetup around the lake as it's HOT. Not the usual walk around the park. 

Location: Belhus Wood, Romford Road, Aveley, South Ockendon Essex RM15 4 XJ 
With over 300 acres Belhus Woods an exciting and unique Country Park to the South of Essex. With a beautiful mixture of ancient woodland, working woods, flower meadows, fishing and conservation lakes, and open grassland Belhus Woods has something for everybody.
Why not enjoy a picnic by the lake, a spot of fishing or look out for some of our amazing wildlife including Barn Owls, Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers and much more.
With a range of activities throughout the year for families and nature enthusiasts there is always something happening within the park. 
Hosted By Nick Chutter


ARUNDEL SUSSEX MEETUP- 

Sunday 4th March, 2018 at 12pm

Sunday 8th April, 2018 at 12pm

Sunday 13th May, 2018 at 12pm

Sunday 10th June, 2018 6pm

Sunday 8th July, 2018 at 6pm

Sunday 12th August, 2018 at 6pm

Sunday 9th September, 2018 at 12pm

Sunday 7th October, 2018 at 12pm

Sunday 4th November, 2018 at 12pm

Sunday 2nd December, 2018 at 12pm

Location: Whiteways Cafe' Arundel, Sussex. Location: Whiteways Cafe' Arundel, Sussex. 

We will meet just before the time advertised and then when ready set off for SLOW walk. We will get a group photograph at some point around the park and grab a coffee after if you want. Because we will be walking as a pack we must respect other dog walkers/horses while walking. Aggressive dogs must be kept on a lead. Apart from that we will have a fantastic time.

Hosted By Vikki Hibbert


RECULVER KENT MEETUP

Sunday 4th March, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 1st April, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 6th May, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 3rd June, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 1st July, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 5th August, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 2nd September, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 7th October, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 4th November, 2018 at 10am
Sunday 2nd December, 2018 at 10am

Location: Reculver Country Park, Reculver Lane, Reculver CT6 6SS
Tel: 01227 740676

To the people who are coming to the Reculver meetup, the postcode will take you to the dolphin park, just carry on past that and follow the road all the way till you come to the car park.  We meet at the picnic benches by the play area and the winter walk will be to the top of the track and back.  There is also toilets there for anyone that needs it.  

Hosted By Vicki Foulger


HAINAULT ESSEX MEETUP

Sunday 26th August, 2018 at 6pm

Hainault Forest Country Park (Common Carpark) Lambourne Road, Chigwell, Essex 
IG7 6ET
PLEASE NOTE IT'S THE Park opposite the TWO BREWERS PUB. Not the main carpark.
Meet by the gate at bottom of the car park.
Parking Free
Please note it is a small car park so you may need to park down the road if busy.

Hosted By Amy 


COLCHESTER ESSEX MEETUP

Sunday 4th March, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 1st April, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 6th May, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 3rd June, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 1st July, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 5th August, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 2nd September, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 7th October, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 4th November, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 2nd December, 2018 at 10am

Location: Highwoods Country Park, Visitor Centre, Turner Road, Colchester C04 5JR

The Country Park is open seven days a week all year round. It has 17 pedestrian entrances which are never locked.
The Visitor Centre is located at the Turner Road entrance to the park.
It provides the base and office for both the Country Park staff and volunteers. It is open to the public 7 days a week in the summer months and weekends only in the winter.
Public toilets including disabled are attached to the Visitor Centre and are open daily from 9.30am - 4.30pm. Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilet.
Hosted by Anne-Marie McCord


BURY ST EDMUNDS SUFFOLK MEETUP- 

Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at 10:30am

Location: Hardwick Heath, Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk IP33 2QZ
This is a large park of about 55 acres outside Bury St Edmunds town centre. A favourite with our four legged friends and their owners as dogs are allowed off lead.
Meet by the Toilet
Pay and display
Please bring water.
Host Tem Sosa/Sarah Boughton


CHELMSFORD ESSEX HYLANDS PARK MEETUP-   

Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 10am

Sunday, July 29th, 2018 at 10am

Location: Hylands Country Park, Chelmsford, Essex  CM2 8WQ

Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex has over 574 acres of parkland, including an ancient woodland, grassland, ponds, lakes and formal gardens.

Hosted by Robert or Fiona

Meet by the house.


BASILDON ESSEX GLOUCESTER PARK MEETUP

Sunday 25th February, 2018 at 10am

Saturday 10th March, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 15th April, 2018 at 10am


Sunday 20th May   

For safety reasons we have decided to postponed the meetup today as the humidity is too high.
New cooler date coming soon.
Sorry for any inconvenience


Sunday 17th June, 2018 at 6pm

Sunday 22nd July, 2018 CANCELLED

Sunday 26th August, 2018 at 6pm

Sunday 16th September, 2018 at 6pm

Sunday 21st October, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 11th November, 2018 at 10am

Sunday 23rd December, 2018 at 10am

Location: Gloucester Park. (Sporting Village entrance in gravel car park)

Cranes Farm Road, Gloucester Park, Basildon Essex SS14 3GR

Hosted by Nick Chutter.


LANGDON HILLS ESSEX MEETUP

T.B.C

Westley Heights, Langdon Hills, SS16 6HU
Facilities at Westley Heights include:
Access to footpaths at all times.
Natural play area
Toilets with disabled access a picnic area
The main car park where we will meet is off the High Road, Basildon, SS16 6HU:

 It's the one next to the Miller and Carter.

Hosted By Nick Chutter


CANVEY ISLAND ESSEX MEETUP

Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at 10am

Creek Road, Canvey Island, SS8 8QP
Canvey Heights is situated off Creek Road, Canvey Island.
Travel along the slip road that runs alongside Smallgains Hall/Pavilion, towards Smallgains pond.
There are 2 large entrance gates with small side gate clearly labelled "Canvey Heights Country Park"
Hosted By Paula Martin


ORSETT ESSEX AGILITY MEETUP

Saturday, August 11th, CANCELLED

PLEASE NOTE AGILITY MEETUP CANCELLED

We have been in conversation with the Dogs School of Excellence and due to the continued extreme hot weather we have decided to cancel this agility meetup. We have discussed a new date in the autumn when hopefully weather is more dog friendly.

Sorry for any inconvenience but the welfare of the dogs is our main priority.


Dog Training Centre of Excellence
If you have any questions please call.
This is so we have enough people attending for it to go ahead. Thankyou.
Bareham Kennels, Brentwood Road, Essex RM16 3DR
The Training School are holding a Agility session especially for the group. We will be split up into groups with our dogs and be guided how to use the agility with your dog. We have been there before and it was great fun for you and the dog. I have picked a late afternoon as the dogs will feel more happier when it is cooler. All the group has to do is turn up and pay only £10.00 each per handler for a 2 hour session.
We will be starting at 4;00pm.
If you have another breed of dog in your family or you have a friend who would like to come with their dog feel free to bring them along, the more the merrier.
PLEASE NOTE ALL AGGRESSIVE DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON LEAD.
THERE WILL BE FUN EVENTS LIKE:
* AGILITY * SCRURRY * ARCHERY * QUIZ * TIME TRIAL
Come along it will be fun for you and your dog.
 


LEIGH ON SEA ESSEX MEETUP
Sunday, June 25th CANCELLED
It's the entrance with the flags outside and childrens park on the left from the main road. Try not to use the entrance at the side of the green house restaurant as you will have to walk a bit longer to meet us.
We will play in the amazing brooke.
Belfairs Park, Eastwood Rd North, Leigh on Sea Essex SS9 4LR
Hosted By Nick Chutter
Please Note:
What you need to know before you come to a Meetup
Disclaimer/ Terms and Conditions of the Group
 THE MEETUP GROUP.
We welcome all owners of these dog breeds from all over the world. Even if you can't make the Meetups across the UK then please still join the group as we would love to have your in put on discussions, tips and pictures of your loved ones.
PLEASE DO NOT JOIN THE GROUP TO ADVERTISE LITTERS STUD OR PUPPIES. IF YOU DO YOU WILL BE BANNED AND REMOVED FROM THE GROUP.
IF YOU JOIN THIS GROUP YOU WILL RECEIVE INVITES TO THE MEETUPS.
Our group has been set up for French Bulldog, English Bulldog, Boston Terrier, Pug owners and any other type of Bulldog owners and their friends in the UK. We organize Meetups. If you are not interested in the Meetups then you can still join the group to chat and exchange Information. We love to see your photographs of your dog (or dogs).
French Bulldogs, English Bulldogs, Boston Terriers and Pugs and all other types of Bulldogs all welcome to this group.
Under the Animal Welfare Act of 2006, pet owners are legally responsible for seeking veterinary treatment for a sick or injured animal in their care and could be prosecuted by not doing so. We ask that all members of this group/page use this group/page for advice only but and not as an alternative to expert veterinary treatment.
If you fail to do this and your pet needs treatment, records of your participation in this group could be used in court if action is taken against you, including in any deleted posts. Something to consider! It shouldn't have to come to this but here is the act in full - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga...
Animal Welfare Act 2006
Everyone taking part in the events/Meetups/gatherings or other activities does so at their own risk.
All owners at the Meet-ups are responsible for the control of their own dogs. Any conflict between dogs is strictly down to owners of those dogs involved and the organizer of the Meet-up group is not responsible for the outcome of any situation that may arise. By joining this group/page you are agreeing to the rules of the group including this disclaimer and these Meet-up terms and conditions.
By attending any meet-up event, you are agreeing to take full responsibility for any injury or damage to your dog(s). The Meetup group ‘French and English Bulldogs/Bostons/Pugs UK’ takes no responsibility for any damage or loss including disappearance, theft, death or otherwise. You are fully liable for your animal should they cause or suffer any damage or injury.
Visitors are reminded that the terrain of the walk may be unstable, so please be aware of the possibility of slips, trips and falls. By attending the walk/Meetup event you are responsible for your own risk assessment and the group/host takes no responsibility for any accident that may arise to owners or animals. Our Meetups/gatherings are a group Meetup and we want them to be safe at all times for everyone participating. To help keep the Meetups safe and fun can we please consider the following if you are to come to any of the future Meetup/gatherings. 1) Please remember some dogs can be possessive and aggressive when sharing toys or balls. Please keep this to a minimum while walking as a group as fights can occur suddenly due to dogs being unwilling to share. Your dog may be fine but other dogs that you don’t know may not be. 2) Please ask the owner’s permission when giving out treats as some dogs may have allergies or other health issues that could be affected by ingredients in treats. Also some dogs don’t like to share which could cause fighting among the pack. 3) Uncontrollable dogs must be kept on a lead. 4) Please respect other dog owners in the park if they are on a lead. This is your responsibility, not the host’s.
Dogs must be kept under close control at all times and on lead where necessary or requested by the walk leader/host.
Thank you for considering others on the walk and group members.
Meetup Meetings at Locations
Meetup Meetings. Through our Facebook Group or Page. Facebook provide tools that enable our users to arrange physical meetings (a "Meetup meeting" or Meetup gathering) at locations that include public parks, private homes, private land or elsewhere. We do not supervise these Meetup meetings and are not involved in any way with the actions of any individuals at these Meetup meetings or gatherings. As a result, we have no control over the identity or actions of the individuals who are present at these Meetup meetings or gatherings and we request that our members exercise caution and good judgment when attending these events.
By uploading photographs onto the group or group email you are giving the group authorisation to use photographs for media, advertising and other purposes, without the owners permission if need be.
The Meetup group does not provide or guarantee the availability of qualified first aiders at any of our events. Event organisers and event hosts assume no responsibility for anyone attending any group event. The Meetup group, group organisers, event organisers and event hosts will not be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss occurring as a result of any group event, or in connection with travel to such event, however caused.
Participants in the group events/Meetups/gatherings are expected to take responsibility for assessing their own risk, the safety of themselves and their guests and to ensure that they are properly equipped and fit enough to participate in the Event/Meetup/Gathering they are attending. Each participant in the event/Meetup/gathering is expected to have a duty of care and respect for every other participant in that Event/Meetup/Gathering.
Insurance: Please note that the Meet-up group, group host/organisers/event organisers are not covered by personal accident or liability insurance. If you are concerned about insurance, you should make your own arrangements for cover.
Strict Liability
The Animals Act 1971 makes a “keeper” of a dog strictly liable for damage caused by the dog in certain circumstances. A person is a “keeper” of a dog if they own it or have it in their possession. In the case of a child less than 16 owning or having a dog in their possession the head of that child’s household may be deemed to be the keeper. That person remains the keeper until someone else fitting the qualifications succeeds them as a keeper. The Animals Act is very complicated and much is down to definition and case law. The best course of action is to ensure you have full control over your dog at all times and to question the competence of anyone you may entrust to look after your dog even for a short period of time. We also strongly recommend you ensure you take out third party liability cover as a precaution. A few moments thought could save a lot of heartache and expense!


WHY JOIN THE MEETUPS?
It's fun and it's just a Walk in the Park.
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