Friday, October 14, 2016

Woman literally at the point of not leaving her house because of dog poo on the pavement

A woman in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, says she feels unable to leave her house due to the copious amounts of dog poo on the street. Lisa Armstrong, mother of six-month old Elizabeth Parsons, said that each time she returns to her house after walking around town she is forced to clean poo off the pram's wheels.

She says the poo is all over town's pavements. Lisa, 39, who is not a dog owner, said that she is in tears daily at the situation. And now, she is calling for change. She said: "I am at the end of a very short tether. I am literally at the point of not leaving the house, as every time I do my pram wheels seem to be covered in dog poo from the pavements in Winchcombe."

She continued: "I am literally crying daily as I have to scrub dog poo off the wheels." According to Lisa, on Monday morning she passed seven lots of excrement between North Street and the library, which is less than a two minute walk. "It seems like the dog owners have no respect for their own town," she added.

David Steels, Tewkesbury Borough Council's environmental health manager, said: "Tewkesbury Borough Council and Winchcombe Town Council share intelligence on dog fouling. Nevertheless, all dog owners must clear up after their dogs. If they don't, they can face fines of up to £1,000. If anyone spots a dog owner not picking up, we would urge them to report it the Tewkesbury Borough Council's environmental health department."

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