Don't tar all Wirral beach users with the same brush

Don't tar all Wirral beach users with the same brush

Don't tar all Wirral beach users with the same brush

First published in Letters

WITH reference to the letter from P Montoya regarding dogs on the beach at New Brighton, your correspondent states that she would not sit on the sand with her children due to the fact that dogs foul it regularly.

Firstly, I take my dog on this beach twice a day.

I always clear up after my dog.

Is P Montoya not aware that the good Lord has blessed us with a tide twice a day that cleans the beach after any irresponsible dog-owner or stray may leave a mess?

Secondly, during most family events on the beach, most people use either deck chairs or blankets to sit on, thereby eradicating P Montoya’s problem.

Please give some credence to beach users who are down there twice a day, 365 days a year, not just the beach-users who only appear in the sunshine.

Ian Thornton, New Brighton.

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8:59pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Billy_Briggins says...

Well said!
Well said! Billy_Briggins
  • Score: 5

9:30am Sat 26 Jul 14

rover600 says...

Enjoy the privilege with walking your dog on the beach whilst you can, bye laws are I understand being brought in and bye law enforcement officers are being employed .
Given the flotsam & jetsam in the Irish Sea and in the Mersey I feel the previous comments are misguided however it does no detract from the point that whether on our pavements, in parks or on beaches a significant number of inconsiderate dog owners do not clean up after their dogs, I can understand thoughtful dog owners taking exception to the generalisations, I'd encourage you to do your bit in making sure other dog owners clean up after their dog the much larger non-dog owning community has every right to feel aggrieved..
Enjoy the privilege with walking your dog on the beach whilst you can, bye laws are I understand being brought in and bye law enforcement officers are being employed . Given the flotsam & jetsam in the Irish Sea and in the Mersey I feel the previous comments are misguided however it does no detract from the point that whether on our pavements, in parks or on beaches a significant number of inconsiderate dog owners do not clean up after their dogs, I can understand thoughtful dog owners taking exception to the generalisations, I'd encourage you to do your bit in making sure other dog owners clean up after their dog the much larger non-dog owning community has every right to feel aggrieved.. rover600
  • Score: 1

2:49pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Westerly9 says...

I'm afraid this letter rather misses the point. he clearly believes that if he cleans up after his dog then there is no problem, which is obviously not he case.
I'm afraid this letter rather misses the point. he clearly believes that if he cleans up after his dog then there is no problem, which is obviously not he case. Westerly9
  • Score: -2

8:18am Mon 28 Jul 14

Elegia says...

Perhaps there should be some encouragement for the human visitors to clean up their waste after a visit too? After all, is it not that waste that is prevalent at New Brighton rather than dog waste? Perhaps they should ban children next, swiftly followed by human visitors in general.
Perhaps there should be some encouragement for the human visitors to clean up their waste after a visit too? After all, is it not that waste that is prevalent at New Brighton rather than dog waste? Perhaps they should ban children next, swiftly followed by human visitors in general. Elegia
  • Score: 5

8:43am Mon 28 Jul 14

LM1973 says...

Eligia I completely agree. I was in New Brighton last week when the weather was roasting hot and what could you see? Piles of human waste: bottles and food wrappers. The council does provide bins but they were overflowing. With this in mind, the council needs to give someone a job to ensure the bins are emptied so that people are able to clean up after themselves. If the council do not do this, it does not remove the responsibility from visitors to take their rubbish with them if the bins are full. Yes, let's just ban everyone from going anywhere! Sounds like a great idea!
Eligia I completely agree. I was in New Brighton last week when the weather was roasting hot and what could you see? Piles of human waste: bottles and food wrappers. The council does provide bins but they were overflowing. With this in mind, the council needs to give someone a job to ensure the bins are emptied so that people are able to clean up after themselves. If the council do not do this, it does not remove the responsibility from visitors to take their rubbish with them if the bins are full. Yes, let's just ban everyone from going anywhere! Sounds like a great idea! LM1973
  • Score: 4

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