On a sunny spring-like February Sunday afternoon,
Greenstead Slopes should be looking a lot like this:
However, this is the horror that I was faced with instead:
It seems that our hard-working ‘Greenstead Wombles’ litter-picking team have been facing an uphill struggle these past few weeks with a rather unpleasant task. It’s not THEIR job to clear up other people’s dog poop but they’ve decided to at least bag it up in the vain hope that whoever is/are allowing their pet/s to foul our beautiful green spaces might just realise that it’s NOT acceptable.
There are RED dog bins dotted about all around the area,
you can’t fail to spot them,
and much of the poop is deposited within a few feet of a bin –
which beggars belief!
You bring a pet into your household,
You feed that pet,
Your pet has a bum!
Your pet poops,
YOU CLEAN IT UP!
It really is that simple.
We are asking for responsible local people to help find out who is doing this
so that appropriate legal action can be taken.
Colchester Borough Council has a page on their website for reporting of fly-tipping,
so it would be a good idea to also use this form to inform them of dog fouling:
PLEASE help us to put an end to this disgusting behaviour so that we can all,
once again, enjoy these fabulous areas without worrying about stepping in something hideous.