Decorating dog pooh in resort

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

I have noticed that a lot of people complain about trivial things in Seaton, especially when it comes to animal defecation. We now appear to have dog pooh vigilantes (or perhaps Banksy?) encircling the offending faecal deposits in chalk and emblazoning t

I have noticed that a lot of people complain about trivial things in Seaton, especially when it comes to animal defecation. We now appear to have dog pooh vigilantes (or perhaps Banksy?) encircling the offending faecal deposits in chalk and emblazoning the words 'CLEAN IT UP' alongside on the pavement. But does this really solve the problem? Do the offenders return in shame to clean up their mess? I doubt it. It only attracts the attention of innocent pedestrians, who may have remained blissfully unaware of what they had just missed out on. Perhaps it would be more helpful to write 'Here is dog pooh. Isn't that thoughtless of someone? Please mind your step'. I dislike dog pooh as much as the next person, but I have never felt the urge to decorate it. Perhaps, if the council put more dog bins on the streets that dogwalkers frequent, people might be more inclined to pick up their mess and stop the escalating graffiti problem we are now experiencing. Charlotte DrewSeaton


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