Sunday 30 September 2012 3.30pm
I'm sorry to burden you with an unsavoury topic for a Sunday afternoon, but I thought I'd share my travails with you in case posting here might be a more effective way of reaching the council than my other efforts so far.
Sad to say, today is the one month anniversary of a pile of human faeces on the pavement outside my house.
The faeces have become quite well rotted down now, and happily the stench is significantly diminished.
As it shrinks with time, it occurs to me that eventually the street cleaners may clean in away accidentally, not recognising it as faeces, rather than carefully cleaning around it as they have done so far. Oh what a happy day that will be.
(Yes, I do realise that I could clear it away myself, and that it is conceivably the poo of a very large dog - with a nasty diet - and not in fact human. Sadly though, street drinkers on my steps have become the bane of my life, with a relentlessness of noise, damage, beer cans, broken glass, puddles of urine and piles of faeces, at all hours of day and night, and I've reached a point where I draw the line at picking up their ****.)
On a more positive note, I should say that my local police team and local councillors have been very helpful, albeit with a limited impact on the problem.
Who would have thunk it would be so difficult to get one pile of poo removed from our pavements?
All the best,
From my latest street cleaning request just now on the council's website (ref 162867):
Hello, this is the sixth time I am reporting to you the same pile of human faeces on the pavement next to my house at the address above.
It has now been there for a calendar month. The street cleaners have carefully cleaned all around it several times.
I would be grateful if you could remove it.
My previous reports:
31/08/12 by phone (no reference received)
10/09/12 by phone (reference 8007140407)
10/09/12 on this website (reference 158708)
12/09/12 on this website (no reference received)
17/09/12 by phone (no reference number available as I called just after 5pm)
Here is a photo of it on 21/09/12: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52340442@N03/8039465682/
And here is one today (30/09/12): http://www.flickr.com/photos/52340442@N03/8039436051/