Spray the owners, not poo
When cycling around Singleton Lake recently my attention was drawn to lots of disgusting dog poo decorating the side of the path, and sometimes on it. Someone had been busy with a spray can, highlighting the deposits with day-glow bright yellow and orange paint (Eyecatching initiative to highlight messy problem, KE, June 9). Oh what fun!
It was a good idea to highlight the problem but the idea won’t work by itself. What might work however, would be to spray the animal’s owners, if only they could be caught. You know, a bit like they do mating sheep, but that is for a rather different reason.
There are some red bins for dog poo dotted about, but they are not always used. Perhaps what is needed are a few ‘poodle-loos’.
As things are, one has to be very careful where one treads, whether walking in local parks or woodlands.
Imagine what it would be like if every person decided to defecate in public, wouldn’t that be charming, and unhealthy. Ted Prangnell Kennington
Volunteer community warden Joanna Watts and council clerk Aniko Szocs have been spray painting dog poo to highlight the problem