The Final Solution

The whole question of dog poo is kicking off quite a stink, and has been for a couple of years.  It occurs to me that there is one simple solution, which has three elements:

  1. The PC issue a Local Bye-Law prohibiting dogs from using the public right of way located between the Old School and the bungalow.
  2. The PPC ban all dogs from the Churchyard and Graveyard.
  3. Lord Reay bans all dogs from the Long Walk.

This would force all dog walkers to use only the public footpaths.

If footpath fouling persists then CCTV cameras, mounted on cooperating houses, are now so cheap that the village footpaths could be monitored 24 hours a day, and the tapes collected via broadband to be checked by one of the many villagers with more than enough time on their hands.

Just a thought!

John Keegan

4 thoughts on “The Final Solution”

  1. perhaps an alternative that would please everyone would be to invest a little money into 2-3 allocated bins for dog poo. some of the dog waste that is left is left by walkers through whittington from Kirkby, and they don’t want to carry their dog poo with them – a simple solution being bins. just an idea that wouldn’t be so drastic and punishing upon the villagers who abide by the rules and enjoy walking their dogs in the places around whittington.

    1. It amazes me just how many people believe it’s their right to allow their dogs to use public places as dog’s toilets. Even those dog owners who carry poo bags leave behind dog slime on the grass or the pavement which is a risk to public health. Dogs should not be allowed in the churchyard it’s simple.
      Some of you may recall that I had a run in with a ‘gentleman’ and his dog in the churchyard, well you will be pleased to know that he has been located, we will be in the village on Sunday and I’m sure one of my sons will need the loo as we walk around the village…………….

    2. Additional bins were discussed at a PC Meeting. It was reported that they cost £375 + VAT each, including installation, emptying and annual maintenance.
      There are also issues about where they can be placed and the amount of space around them to accommodate both pedestrians and prams etc.
      The PC ruled them out.

      1. Red 50 Litre Plastic Waste Bin High Quality with Flap Lid by Wham- Amazon for £11. It’s not necessary to spend ridiculous amounts of money just because it has to be purchased through the PC.

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