It’s a messy business!!
Apparently an increasing number of dog owners are failing to clear up there dog mess! Local councillor John Padwick says that “the top of Wood Street/Clay Dick seems to be a big problem and the Kettering Borough Council Dog Warden has been made aware”. However the “problem appears to be widespread across Geddington. I’ve been told that uncleared dog mess has even been found on the bridge in the waiting areas”. He added the “issue seems to be one of respect for others and responsibility not to mention health, particularly of small children.”.
A debate on Facebook has led to strong condemnation from responsible dog owners. With comments such as:
“I know lots of friends in the village who are dog owners and are very responsible with their dogs – and so the dog owners concerned are really letting all dog owners down. I blame the owners and not the dogs – it is completely disrespectful and shows no concern for the environment, peoples health and enjoyment of our lovely village and countryside.”.
“I like the follow them home and put it through the letterbox, but apparently stooping to their level isn’t the done thing. Out them on Facebook or take a photo and stick it on the noticeboard.”.
“Identify all Geddington dog owners and target them with a gentle reminder”.
Others have commented on the confrontational nature of some of the ideas suggesting it’s a few bad owners that give the many a bad name.
What do think about this emotive problem and what is the best way to get the message across to people?