Dog mess is a social problem

Madam,

Regarding your article on dog mess.

This has been a problem on our street for many years now.

Owners take their dogs down The Fleet to exercise and allow them to mess on the playing field.

However, several dogs don’t make it to the playing field and the result can be seen on the pavement all the way down The Fleet.

I have put notices (council issued) up on posts, but they just get torn down.

If you challenge the owners you get abuse (and retribution) back.

I contacted the council and they put small signs, high up, and the dog wardens are not around at night or early mornings.

The owners obviously have no social conscience so I do not know the answer to the problem.

Disgusted of Belper

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