Doggie bags being dumped in hedgerows, on pavements and behind BT cabinets

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A volunteer and regular litter picker Judy Turner has identified areas around the village which require cleaning up and also highlighted that some inconsiderate local dog owners are failing to take their doggie bags home with them or place them in a bin.

Judy Turner chose to take a different route out of the village centre last week and spotted areas where action was needed to remove lots of rubbish, including Mottram Road, The Hough, Moss Road, Marlborough Avenue, Moss Lane and Trafford Road.

She said "At the junction of Trafford Road and Mottram Road there is an overgrown area with substantial amount of rubbish – mostly plastic but general rubbish as well. It needs some attention."

Judy added "At the bottom of Squirrels Jump there are two BT cabinets. The older one was stuffed with doggie bags over a long period, I guess, but they hadn't disintegrated. At the Marlborough Avenue end of the street there is a small overgrown garden area (which could look good with a bit of attention). It has become an area for general dumping of waste but particularly doggie bags."

She continued "The worst issue seems to be doggie bags – in hedgerows, behind BT cabinets, just on the pavement, anywhere but in the proper receptacles! Maybe get a doggie bin at the bottom of Duke Street?

"What about a sign there and on the BT cabinet to remind dog walkers of their responsibilities?"

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Kristina Hulme
Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 2:41 pm
And to all the lovely dog walkers who walk their dogs up and down Woodbrook Road and who leave their poo bags on the road,over the hedge and walls please consider all the little grandchildren who run up and down the road and play around the area. It isn't very neighbourly and could cause a health hazard.
Thanks
Jon Williams
Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 4:17 pm
Well, let's have some more bins then.
Tony Haluradivth
Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 5:13 pm
I appreciate that not all dog owners do this but a sizeable minority DO. I spoke to one "respectable in our community" pooch owner who told me that he leaves the bags hanging with the intention of collecting them on the way home . Sorry this us not good enough go walking your beloved pet with a few well lined bags so you can carry the waste WITH YOU. It us more entitled behaviour I am afraid and I do not appreciate the sly dog owner who pops their waste bag in my grey bin. 3 times I have had to retrieve bags and walk them down to the dog bin by the medical centre and then have to hose down my own bin.
Tony Haluradivth
Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 5:26 pm
Jon I agree, but that is no excuse for owners to continue with this antisocial behaviour if you own a dog you need to think about dealing with the waste. I and my wife whilst looking after our grandchildren have on occasion had to change nappies whilst out and about. If there is no toilet readily available the nappy got double or triple bagged and brought home .We did not feel the need to adorn the hedgrows of Cheshire with it as a kind of "dirty Protest" ;))

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