Wirral fly-tippers and dog foulers are selfish minority

Wirral fly-tippers and dog foulers are selfish minority

Wirral fly-tippers and dog foulers are selfish minority

First published in Letters

I TOTALLY agree with Wirral Council's get-tough policy against dog-fouling, fly-tipping and alleyway dumping.

I do not think losing dog wardens is the answer and it is an expensive and thankless task with a limited success rate.

Wirral residents live on a very pretty peninsula on which many useful activities go on throughout the year for both residents and visitors to enjoy.

It is only a minority of people who spoil things for the majority.

I think Wirral residents should voluntarily police Wirral.

There could be a distinctive telephone number and email address so that any residents can contact the council should they see any of these socially unattractive acts being committed. The council then has to punish the perpetrators.

Public confidence in the council has been considerably dented in recent years and this is one of helping to restore it.

My particular gripe is against the dog walkers who use our lovely Wirral country parks, nature reserves and public open spaces as dog toilets.

We must make Wirral the greenest peninsula on the planet in every possible way in the starkest possible way.

Diane Buxton, Bromborough

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7:07pm Tue 6 May 14

PaulCa says...

Election time = dog poo credentials time...

...then nothing whatsoever till the next dog poo credentials time.
Election time = dog poo credentials time... ...then nothing whatsoever till the next dog poo credentials time. PaulCa
  • Score: 1

9:24pm Tue 6 May 14

barrier36 says...

Interestingly, it isn't the minority who litter our pavements with cigarette tips and chewing gum. Admittedly that is a national problem. I wish someone would do something about the chewing gum in particular.
Interestingly, it isn't the minority who litter our pavements with cigarette tips and chewing gum. Admittedly that is a national problem. I wish someone would do something about the chewing gum in particular. barrier36
  • Score: 1

10:59am Wed 7 May 14

elisab says...

"We must make Wirral the greenest peninsula on the planet in every possible way in the starkest possible way".

Let's start with WBC on that score who are seemingly on a quest to rid Wirral of huge chunks of greenery with its mass felling of established trees that lined our once pleasant neighbourhood roads!
"We must make Wirral the greenest peninsula on the planet in every possible way in the starkest possible way". Let's start with WBC on that score who are seemingly on a quest to rid Wirral of huge chunks of greenery with its mass felling of established trees that lined our once pleasant neighbourhood roads! elisab
  • Score: 7

10:44am Sat 10 May 14

the99% says...

There is a phone no and email. Street scene 6062004
We can police ourselves by not leaving crap everywhere
These Streets are Our Streets
There is a phone no and email. Street scene 6062004 We can police ourselves by not leaving crap everywhere These Streets are Our Streets the99%
  • Score: 4

6:45pm Sun 11 May 14

bobparso says...

i walked around hamilton square on saturday evening this week.and was made aware of all the signs saying i was being watched . what a load of rubbish . i made my way to the cenotaph and as i was looking at the plaques of all the true heroes .in my book, i noticed 6 piles of dog mess on the grass behind the cenataph .they were of a very large dog and the same one i would think ,this is right in front of the town hall so much for being watched .they where deposited over several days by someone who uses it as a toilet but never cleans up.were are the cameras. as i had my dog with me i used my bags to clean it up. this person gives all dog walkers a bad name and makes a bad impression of our town for visitors shame ...
i walked around hamilton square on saturday evening this week.and was made aware of all the signs saying i was being watched . what a load of rubbish . i made my way to the cenotaph and as i was looking at the plaques of all the true heroes .in my book, i noticed 6 piles of dog mess on the grass behind the cenataph .they were of a very large dog and the same one i would think ,this is right in front of the town hall so much for being watched .they where deposited over several days by someone who uses it as a toilet but never cleans up.were are the cameras. as i had my dog with me i used my bags to clean it up. this person gives all dog walkers a bad name and makes a bad impression of our town for visitors shame ... bobparso
  • Score: 3

8:56pm Sun 11 May 14

Mcg0211 says...

Yet again dog owners are the scum of society!!!
I am a responsible dog owner and pick up all the mess my dog makes whilst on his walks, and yes I do agree that the not picking up of such matter is disgraceful and not responsible. BUT we have to ask ourselves could the waste not be from a fox? Are dog owners also responsible for picking this up also. WHERE ARE THE BINS? On my walk I pass 1 bin which is usually over flowing. This is not really encouragement for people to pick up waste if they have nowhere to put it! DO WE REALLY NEED TO PICK IT UP? The forestry commission at Delamere Forest encourage "stick and flick" in other word if it is off paths then let it bio-dregrade naturally. Is this not better than filling the land fill with more plastic bags which don't break down so the faecal matter is actually around for longer! The council are not encouraging us to be tidy and caring. Grass verges are left to grow 8-9 inches before being cut. Hedges are over grown causing pedestrians to have to walk on the road in some places. I was once so incensed by yet more comments about dog fouling I decided to count dog matter and litter on my "round the block walk" Dog Fouling 6 Litter 114. Perhaps we are targeting the wrong people here!
Yet again dog owners are the scum of society!!! I am a responsible dog owner and pick up all the mess my dog makes whilst on his walks, and yes I do agree that the not picking up of such matter is disgraceful and not responsible. BUT we have to ask ourselves could the waste not be from a fox? Are dog owners also responsible for picking this up also. WHERE ARE THE BINS? On my walk I pass 1 bin which is usually over flowing. This is not really encouragement for people to pick up waste if they have nowhere to put it! DO WE REALLY NEED TO PICK IT UP? The forestry commission at Delamere Forest encourage "stick and flick" in other word if it is off paths then let it bio-dregrade naturally. Is this not better than filling the land fill with more plastic bags which don't break down so the faecal matter is actually around for longer! The council are not encouraging us to be tidy and caring. Grass verges are left to grow 8-9 inches before being cut. Hedges are over grown causing pedestrians to have to walk on the road in some places. I was once so incensed by yet more comments about dog fouling I decided to count dog matter and litter on my "round the block walk" Dog Fouling 6 Litter 114. Perhaps we are targeting the wrong people here! Mcg0211
  • Score: -3

12:47am Mon 12 May 14

PaulCa says...

the99% wrote:
There is a phone no and email. Street scene 6062004
We can police ourselves by not leaving crap everywhere
These Streets are Our Streets
There is also an address:

Wirral Mayor (2014)
c/o Town Hall
Brighton Street
Wirral CH44

Post all brown scoopings in the customary brown envelopes to here and a rapid response is guaranteed...
[quote][p][bold]the99%[/bold] wrote: There is a phone no and email. Street scene 6062004 We can police ourselves by not leaving crap everywhere These Streets are Our Streets[/p][/quote]There is also an address: Wirral Mayor (2014) c/o Town Hall Brighton Street Wirral CH44 Post all brown scoopings in the customary brown envelopes to here and a rapid response is guaranteed... PaulCa
  • Score: -1

12:23pm Mon 12 May 14

uncatom says...

Mcg0211 wrote:
Yet again dog owners are the scum of society!!!
I am a responsible dog owner and pick up all the mess my dog makes whilst on his walks, and yes I do agree that the not picking up of such matter is disgraceful and not responsible. BUT we have to ask ourselves could the waste not be from a fox? Are dog owners also responsible for picking this up also. WHERE ARE THE BINS? On my walk I pass 1 bin which is usually over flowing. This is not really encouragement for people to pick up waste if they have nowhere to put it! DO WE REALLY NEED TO PICK IT UP? The forestry commission at Delamere Forest encourage "stick and flick" in other word if it is off paths then let it bio-dregrade naturally. Is this not better than filling the land fill with more plastic bags which don't break down so the faecal matter is actually around for longer! The council are not encouraging us to be tidy and caring. Grass verges are left to grow 8-9 inches before being cut. Hedges are over grown causing pedestrians to have to walk on the road in some places. I was once so incensed by yet more comments about dog fouling I decided to count dog matter and litter on my "round the block walk" Dog Fouling 6 Litter 114. Perhaps we are targeting the wrong people here!
Another attempt to defend the indefensible, or at best blame it on something else , there must be a number of incontinent foxes on the prowl in Wirral, and have you thought about TAKING YOUR DOGS MESS HOME WITH YOU, litter bins are not for doggy doo, the people who empty these bins are put at risk to their health by such thoughtless, nay lazy actions, of course there is another well used solution favoured by many, you could hang your bags of crap on any near at hand railings or tree branches, or if it is dark what about throwing the offending mess into someones garden, just a few ideas so as not to put yourself out.
[quote][p][bold]Mcg0211[/bold] wrote: Yet again dog owners are the scum of society!!! I am a responsible dog owner and pick up all the mess my dog makes whilst on his walks, and yes I do agree that the not picking up of such matter is disgraceful and not responsible. BUT we have to ask ourselves could the waste not be from a fox? Are dog owners also responsible for picking this up also. WHERE ARE THE BINS? On my walk I pass 1 bin which is usually over flowing. This is not really encouragement for people to pick up waste if they have nowhere to put it! DO WE REALLY NEED TO PICK IT UP? The forestry commission at Delamere Forest encourage "stick and flick" in other word if it is off paths then let it bio-dregrade naturally. Is this not better than filling the land fill with more plastic bags which don't break down so the faecal matter is actually around for longer! The council are not encouraging us to be tidy and caring. Grass verges are left to grow 8-9 inches before being cut. Hedges are over grown causing pedestrians to have to walk on the road in some places. I was once so incensed by yet more comments about dog fouling I decided to count dog matter and litter on my "round the block walk" Dog Fouling 6 Litter 114. Perhaps we are targeting the wrong people here![/p][/quote]Another attempt to defend the indefensible, or at best blame it on something else , there must be a number of incontinent foxes on the prowl in Wirral, and have you thought about TAKING YOUR DOGS MESS HOME WITH YOU, litter bins are not for doggy doo, the people who empty these bins are put at risk to their health by such thoughtless, nay lazy actions, of course there is another well used solution favoured by many, you could hang your bags of crap on any near at hand railings or tree branches, or if it is dark what about throwing the offending mess into someones garden, just a few ideas so as not to put yourself out. uncatom
  • Score: 2

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