A scheme has been launched to help those who struggle walking their dogs.

Dave Bartlett, vice chair of Fairford Town Football Club has fenced off a one-acre grassed area at the end of the football club in Cinder Lane, Fairford.

It can be hired out by dog owners, so they can safely let their dogs run free.

The scheme is perfect for people who struggle with long distances, have a dog that may be uncomfortable around other dogs or people who are worried about letting their dogs off their leads.

It is a secure environment for dog-owners to practice off-lead training and the field is open during daylight hours.

Night time sessions with floodlights can also be arranged.

After having had several rescue dogs, Dave realised how useful an area like this could be.

He said: "It gives an owner the confidence to let their dog off the lead knowing that they can run around freely and safely, stretch their legs without the worry of them disappearing off to chase a rabbit!"

The field has all the comforts of home too with a picnic table to rest awhile, a water butt and bowls of fresh water and, of course, a bin for dog waste and litter.

Already Dave has around 30 regular customers who use the field including dog walking businesses, fly ball and dog trainers.

To find out more call Dave on 07411 793366, email cindercaninewalks@gmail.com or visit cindercaninewalks.co.uk.