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Dog Fouling and litter.

David H in Bulverton
I know this has been a topic for conversation in the past but i have noticed the issue is getting even worse.

Walking my pup up around stowford community center towards manstone, I have noticed an in dog waste and litter scattered everywhere. I just don't understand what goes through people's heads when they think "oh my dog has just gone to the loo in the middle of a path that children walk up from school, i think i will just leave it there for someone to tread in" or " that was a lovely packet of crisps. lets just chuck the waste into this person's garden hedge"

A major contributing factor is probably the lack of ANY bin in that area. There is 1 dog bin on the grass towards manstone and i understand people not wanting to walk to it, i frequently carry the poo bag home and dispose of it i our own wheelie bin because it gets far too slippery to walk across that grass in this weather. There is a major need for more bins in the local area!

Having said that, there is still no excuse as if there is not a bin i carry my waste home or to a place i know there is a bin.

I always remember one person allowing their dog to poo on my gravel drive and then just walking off and leaving it. allowing your dog to foul and not picking it up is punishable via a fine, but is there a way to report fouling hot spots or incidents? i don't know of any! 

in exeter they have civil enforcement officers that patrol areas and i have seen them give fines to people for dropping cigarette butts and the like. wish we had someone similar, but it boils down to cost though i suppose... i would happly pay a £60 a year rise in council tax to fund civil enforcement officers...

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