The Friends of Weston Shore have become concerned about an increasing problem of dog walkers failing to remove the mess when their dogs have defecated on Weston Shore. This is particularly bad in the Rolling Mills part of Weston Shore.
Clearly responsible dog walkers are welcome to enjoy Weston Shore with their pets for exercise and fresh air for both. But dog faeces when left on the ground are a serious problem and a distinct concern to human health. This is particularly for young children and their enjoyment of the area.
As well as health issues, it’s also a waste and annoyance if you tread or sit in dog mess. Not only can it ruin a day out but also lead to expenses with having the clothing or shoes cleaned or even thrown away. Finally dog faeces are unsightly and spoil what is supposed to be an area of natural beauty for everyone to enjoy.
Failing to remove dog faeces can sometimes amount to a criminal offence and we ask that dog walkers be vigilant in tackling this problem. Please ensure that you dispose of your dog’s mess properly.