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HAVE YOUR SAY: No messing - join our anti-dog fouling campaign

Are you tired of dodging dog mess when you walk down the street?

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Im surprised no one has mentioned Flimby - EVERY road in the village is caked in the disgusting stuff. Dogs wander about with no collars or owners & are left to filth up the place as they please. Ive even had it all over my own front garden!!! Disgusting, irresponsible morons - the owners need fined on the spot.

Posted by K Wright on 2 May 2012 at 19:49

The waste ground used as a footpath between Lonsdale View and Newlands Park is nothing more than a dog fouling corridor, and a dumping ground for used dog fouling bags. It is never monitored or maintained.

Posted by Elizabeth Sewell on 2 May 2012 at 18:03

having just recently had a baby I had not realised how covered in dog excrement our pavements were until now. I am sick and tired of having to check and clean my pram wheels after every walk, you cannot take your eyes off the pavement for a second for fear of going through dog mess. The worst areas I find are the main road from Netherton to Netherhall Corner, the prom and sea brows by Roman Museum. I always picked up after my old dog, offenders should be named and shamed weekly in the paper and pictures too!!

Posted by Chris on 24 April 2012 at 14:05

In response to Ian
What size poop bag would you recomend horse owners to take with them, in order to clean up?
This is starting to get silly, people talking about horses and cattle.

Posted by ANON on 21 April 2012 at 17:03

I also fully support this campaign. It's disgusting that some people don't clean up after their dogs. I would also like to get this point accross, why is nothing done about horses fouling on the roads, is it acceptable for a horse to defecate in the street but not a dog? In my opinion, there is no difference between the two.

Posted by ian on 20 April 2012 at 19:40

As I responsible dog owner, I totally support this campaign. Every day that I walk my dog I see more mess, even though there are plenty of bins around. I always pick up the mess that my dog makes and take it to the nearest bin. Why can't every other dog owner just do this simple thing?

Posted by Mike on 20 April 2012 at 13:23

I have just walked along the greenway past Cockermouth cemetery and there is dog muck everywhere. I had to push my friend out of the way so that she would avoid a smeared patch. The majority of people who walk their dogs in the mornings pick up after the dogs, as usual it is the minority that spoil it for everyone else who enjoys the greenway.

Posted by M Day on 20 April 2012 at 10:46

In response to the lack of bins in Cockermouth, over the last few years, a lot of the plastic bins have been set on fire, and not replaced. That is one reason why people seem to be leaving poop bags hanging up.

But all in all, i also can't understand why people do this, you have done the main bit, and cleaned up after your dog, so why then still give dog owners a bad name by leaving the bag for everyone to see.

I clean up after my dog, and if i end up having to carry the bag any distance, so be it,at least when people see me with the bag, and they know i have cleaned up after my dog, like lot's of other responsible dog owners do.

Posted by TA on 20 April 2012 at 09:07

I too am heartily sick of having to avoid it everywhere I go, roadways, pavements, grass verges, parks are all falling victim to this fouling. It's like looking into the contents of someones toilet everywhere you walk and it's just disgusting. Not the dogs fault I know, but the gross negligence of the owners. Just what is the point of going through the dirty part of the operation ie picking up the poo, but then throwing it up into the hedgerows or trees??
owners would be much better thought of if they were seen to be doing the right thing even if it meant having to walk quite a way to the nearest bin, or taking it home.
I see it regularly happening on the playing field behind what was Westfield Welfare Centre, particularly at the bottom end where Westfield Drive meets Mossbay Road. Children play there all the time and I'm sure they must paddle it home on their shoes regularly. The dog owners should be caught, fined and named and shamed !

Posted by Barbara on 16 April 2012 at 20:05

canbassing residents as part of the Big Lotteries planneniinvestment the No 1 complaint is dog fouling. Since Allerdale thousands of pounds employing dog wardens may I ask how they judge success? It doesn't seem to be making much difference to me. We need much tougher action and penalties

Posted by Bill Barnes on 15 April 2012 at 17:41

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