I want this foul play from dog walkers to stop in MESSingham says Telegraph Ted
IRRESPONSIBLE dog owners are turning a lovely North Lincolnshire village into Dog Mess-ingham.
Villagers are asking dog owners to clean up before more people fall foul of their actions.
The village of Messingham is being blighted by dog fouling.
This is compounded by the fact it is taking place within a dog-ball's throw from the village's school.
Flicking up the bottom of your shoe to see a pile of dog mess on it is never the most pleasant thing for anyone but often brings a smile to those watching on.
But this is no laughing matter: Dog fouling can have serious consequences because of the infection it contains.
And I want something done about it.
It seems that I am not alone.
I have spoken to villagers who have told me dog fouling in certain areas of Messingham is increasing.
Despite the problem being highlighted and penalties of up to £1,000 being introduced, certain dog walkers continue to flout the law, to the detriment of other members of the public.
Having received a call about the issue, I thought I would head out for the afternoon and see the problem for myself, first hand.
I was trying to find out where the main offending areas were, before coming up with a plan of action on what we could do to bring about a change.
The main area I was alerted to was a tenfoot in between West Green and the High Street.
With it being a secluded area, the dog walkers could get away quite easily with letting their dogs foul here without anyone seeing, the sneaky devils.
They might think it is out of the way and not hurting anybody.
But I know children use it as a route to school twice a day and I don't want them to be faced with this.
It is all well and good having these huge penalties as a deterrent, but what is the point in having it if we can't prosecute anyone?
Other areas of concern I came across were Briggate Drive and Wendover Road.
We need evidence.
Leave this one with me, I am determined not to let it slip by.
Anyone who wants my help can e-mail newsdesk@scun thorpetelegraph.co.uk or call 01724 273136 and ask for Ted.