Longley street is pretty bad as well. When the dogs are all compulsorarily chipped - could there not be some sort of doggy dna database created and then persistent poo offenders could be identified? I guess it would all cost money but this could be recouped from fines?? Just a bright idea late on a saturday night
I'm not convinced it will make a big difference as my dog is chipped but it doesn't make me clean up after my dog and very few councils have the resources to do any enforcement.
I believe the intention of chipping is to prevent straying, which isn't a major problem around here, but in a lot of Northern towns it isn't odd to suddenly come upon a Rottweiler allowed to wander the streets scaring people. Given the sheer scale of the problem of abandoned dogs, hopefully that extra effort required will stop a few of the worst owners from just getting a dog on an impulse.
I clean up after my dog because I think it's the right thing to do and we need to convince that minority of dog owners who don't (using peer pressure where we can). I think the stencils are a good idea.
I've also noticed an increasing amount of dog mess on pavements - in particular on Balfour St and in the Victory Community Park. I've noticed that people use the enclosed childrens play area in that park as a dog run at night (even though its labelled as being a non-dog area). Any suggestions - is it worth reporting to the council?