Anger over Falmouth's 'dog poo lane' as bags of waste hung from branches

Anger over Falmouth's 'dog poo lane' as bags of waste hung from branches

Anger over Falmouth's 'dog poo lane' as bags of waste hung from branches

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A LANE on the way to Falmouth’s main park has become a dumping ground for dog waste which can be found hanging in bags from branches and littering the ground.

Local resident David Watkinson was so incensed by the situation in the lane, which runs from Dracaena Avenue down to Kimberley Park next to the Children’s Centre, that he raised the matter with councillors at last week’s town council surgery.

“It is all so conspicuous because it is in white bags,” he said. “When I walked down there, there were nine bags and some of them had split. The first was on top of the wall and there were others hanging among the brambles.

“When blackberry season comes, people will be eating the fruit, possibly not realising what has been hanging next to them – it could be a health hazard.

“You are never going to find out who is doing it and even if you did and approached them, you are likely to get a mouthful of cheek from them.

“That area is not overlooked by anybody so you cannot see who is there and cannot stand around all day waiting for someone to throw a bag around. I’m asking for a bin to be put in the lane.”

Town clerk, Mark Williams, said the town council would approach Cornwall Council’s environmental health department and request a bin for the area.

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9:58am Fri 14 Mar 14

BeachBod says...

“You are never going to find out who is doing it and even if you did and approached them, you are likely to get a mouthful of cheek from them."
This is all you ever get from dog owners when confronted with their disgusting habits.

"Town clerk, Mark Williams, said the town council would approach Cornwall Council’s environmental health department and request a bin for the area."

Why not request that a dog warden visits and issues fines on the spot.

..and yes, fully expecting the whine from all the "responsible" dog owners about how its just the minority who cause the problems...
“You are never going to find out who is doing it and even if you did and approached them, you are likely to get a mouthful of cheek from them." This is all you ever get from dog owners when confronted with their disgusting habits. "Town clerk, Mark Williams, said the town council would approach Cornwall Council’s environmental health department and request a bin for the area." Why not request that a dog warden visits and issues fines on the spot. ..and yes, fully expecting the whine from all the "responsible" dog owners about how its just the minority who cause the problems... BeachBod
  • Score: 15

5:52pm Fri 14 Mar 14

MARTIN GILL says...

People are just sooo disgusting these days. This is a fairly recent phenomenon, but increasingly, when one walks the Countryside ( what's left that is) you may well come across this on Footpaths. Whilst it is an offence to let your Dog foul , and not pick up the mess, people are sly and take their Dog out early in the morning or late evening when it is a lot quieter.
Would having more 'Dog mess ' bins solve the problem? Possibly in some areas, but you cannot expect the Council to provide a Bin on every Footpath, whether in the Town or the Countryside. Surely, if people MUST bag up their Dog's mess, then at least some Company could provide Bio degradable Bags?
I also think that the Penalty for letting your Dog foul, and not removing the mess should be substantially increased, and if that person refused to pay the fine they should be given Community Service. Make them wear a High Viz Overall with a large logo on the back of a Dog Po---- and a person bending down ready to pick it up! Yes, i think a month picking up Dog mess in the worst affected areas would teach them a lesson!
People are just sooo disgusting these days. This is a fairly recent phenomenon, but increasingly, when one walks the Countryside ( what's left that is) you may well come across this on Footpaths. Whilst it is an offence to let your Dog foul , and not pick up the mess, people are sly and take their Dog out early in the morning or late evening when it is a lot quieter. Would having more 'Dog mess ' bins solve the problem? Possibly in some areas, but you cannot expect the Council to provide a Bin on every Footpath, whether in the Town or the Countryside. Surely, if people MUST bag up their Dog's mess, then at least some Company could provide Bio degradable Bags? I also think that the Penalty for letting your Dog foul, and not removing the mess should be substantially increased, and if that person refused to pay the fine they should be given Community Service. Make them wear a High Viz Overall with a large logo on the back of a Dog Po---- and a person bending down ready to pick it up! Yes, i think a month picking up Dog mess in the worst affected areas would teach them a lesson! MARTIN GILL
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