Bring back the dog licence

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:52 15 June 2010

I have never seen as much dog mess on footpaths in and around Honiton town centre. The alley, walkway from New Street to the Glen, appears popular for the dog owner who can't be bothered to clean up afterwards. I suspect that there are a lot of after-da

I have never seen as much dog mess on footpaths in and around Honiton town centre. The alley, walkway from New Street to the Glen, appears popular for the dog owner who can't be bothered to clean up afterwards. I suspect that there are a lot of after-dark walkers who think that they can get away with it because nobody's watching. Come on, have some thought for the people late for work, train, etc, who end up covered in the mess when you can't be bothered to pick it up. Don't penalise responsible dog owners who use the Glen, as I suspect East Devon District Council wishes to do by restricting access to them. Employ a dog warden who actually polices the problem and has the gaul to follow dog walkers and shame the guilty ones into complying with the rules. Failing that, bring back the dog licence - suggested cost £200 per annum - and use the proceeds to effectively enforce the rules, and restrict dog ownership to those that really want one.Ben Moore Lilley WalkHoniton


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