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My daily walk to my daughter's nursery is being blighted by having to avoid giant piles of dog muck on the pavement.
What is going on? Is it one giant incontinent hound or just a series of inconsiderate dog owners that let their animals foul anywhere. I have seen plenty of responsible owners carrying bags and clearing up the offending piles around Crouch End but this practice is not being carried out down Denton Road and along Weston Park.
Do we need more bins for dog waste I wonder? Or some penalty signs?
My day goes seriously down hill once I've trodden in a pile and have to spend time picking it out of the treads of my boots and the wheels of my baby's buggy.
There's also something vaguely ridiculous about having a rant about dog muck, practically in public, but I'm sure it must upset other people too! This is particularly gross as that thoroughfare is used by a lot of small children and people with buggies so it's not only unpleasant but a health hazard.
For a long time the dog muck problem did seem to have improved, but I guess the fear of prosecution has worn off, or there is now a new generation of dog walkers who don't understand how much of a problem it is, and that there are penalties for fouling.
However there is some good news just around the corner (next to a pile of poo?). Haringey has just signed a new waste management contract and according to the news bulletin it includes "dog mess picked up routinely or within 24 hours of being reported". My fear is that the whole negotiation has been botched, and fortnightly bin collections are a given
Haringey already has a web page dedicated to dog fouling and a "Street Enforcement" team for Crouch End and for Hornsey (call the switchboard on 020 8489 1000) responsible for , um, enforcing streets?
8 out of 10 cats and 62% of Haringey survey respondents think that dog fouling is a problem.
Any contributions as to how to convert "practically in public" to "on a much loved and well used local discussion board" would be gratefully received.
I saw this and decided that it must be human! The piles were MASSIVE, and there were lots of them too. Having said that I don't know a lot about dogs or the size of their poos, but I've never seen anything like this before.
What a delight.