THIS day we have had to painstakingly clean two pairs of my four-year-old daughter’s trainers due to dogs mess left on the ground in parks - Birkenhead park and Royden park.

As a parent this is not an uncommon occurrence, buggy wheels also getting covered.

It’s clear that the threat of fines is not enough to stop these irresponsible pet owners.

I do feel sorry for the responsible one but it’s time dogs were banned from large areas of our parks and beaches so children and adults for that matter can enjoy them without fear of dogs’ mess.

Ben Barnes by email