Unable to walk on the pavement in Enfield Road, due to dog mess!! Really disgusted by anti-social behaviour of dog owner!
Debbie Paradin ● 128d12 Comments
I like that Scottish idea. A new approach indeed.Clayponds Lane needs a road sweeper and fag enddispensers.
Jim Lawes ● 103d
I just read this and thought it interesting - but would it ever work around here? .....'One of the issues that accompanies encouraging reticent owners to clean up after their dogs is the fact that dog mess blends into the background on pavements and areas of soil, making it easier for the irresponsible owner to simply walk away and pretend that they haven’t seen the mess their dog has left behind.In order to counteract this effect and highlight-literally- the problem of abandoned dog mess, some organisations at both a local and national level have sought to make the actual presence of abandoned dog pooh itself more noticeable, by a range of novel methods.West Dunbartonshire council have taken a literal approach here, by arming its local clean-up workers and the people who are tasked with dealing with abandoned dog mess with a tin of bright pink spray paint, to tag the abandoned piles of poop in a highly visible colour scheme. This achieved the result of both alerting the unwitting passer by to avoid the mess, and shaming irresponsible owners into picking up after their dogs in the future'.
Debbie Paradin ● 103d
I live in Enfield Road and I have a dog. He is always walked on the lead and I always clean up after him even to the extent that I carry a torch at night to spot and remove any poo. However,I must agree that some dog owners just dont care and allow their animals to defecate anywhere. One thing that may help is if we had some dog waste bins like they have on the Clayponds estate
Robert Ayres ● 126d
I have to say that we do find poo bags in the recycling boxes a lot more often and see them by trees and lamp posts and under cars.So there is a bit of a drop in what had beed a marked improvement over what things used to be like.Which is a shame. But there are a lot more dogs about than there were so I guess the rate of carelessness increases with it.
Raymond Havelock ● 126d
Agree it's become really bad lately - massive dollops of it in the middle of the pavements. You really have to look where you're going. Have also noticed recent outbreak of discarded (full) poo bags - one of which had been chucked over my front wall and into recycling box!Suspect early-morning dog walkers - of whom there are quite a few.
Alison Robins ● 126d
It never ceases to amaze me that a number of people pick up their dog's mess and then put the bag down in the gutter (ready for a good squashing) or who throw it so that it gets caught in the branches of a tree. What kind of a half wit does that?
Anne England ● 126d
Not foxes in this instance I'm afraid. In the past I've seen a man speed walking down Enfield with dog (off lead) some way behind him. I think the owner believes that if he hasn't seen it then his dog hasn't done it! On another occasion I saw a man coming up from Avenue Rd again with dogs off lead, he let one of them do its business just on the turn into Enfield Road then walked across with them into Enfield Walk and didn't bother to pick up. A woman who did have her dog on the lead and even put its poop into small black bag was seen throwing her doggy poop bag into someone's garden!
Debbie Paradin ● 126d
The area between the corner of Avenue and Whitesitle Roads had lots of dog mess on the pavement and you could clearly see where someone had unfortunately walked into some of it (not to mention baby buggies, children running ahead of parent/carer), who then bring that filth into their homes.
Debbie Paradin ● 126d
Most, maybe, but certainly not all. I have been in touch with the council's animal team to see what can be done (very hard to catch people, but deterrence often works).
Guy Lambert ● 126d