SE23.com - The Official Forum for Forest Hill & Honor Oak, London SE23
Online since 2002  -  10,000+ members

Home | SE23 Topics | Shops & Services | Wider Topics | Offered/Wanted/Lost/Found | Advertising | Contact
Geddes Hairdressing & Barbering Studio One Armstrong & Co Solicitors Adult Learning Lewisham


Post Reply  Post Topic 
Dog Excrement in HOP. Owners please be responsible!
Author Message
lulu


Posts: 6
Joined: Oct 2012
Post: #1
23-05-2013 11:58 AM

Yet again I have had to swerve my buggy to avoid a huge load of dog excrement on Gabriel street.Walks along Garthorne and the surrounding streets are like running the gauntlet at times. Certain irresponsible dog owners feel its ok to allow their dog to defecate wherever they like with no thought as to how it affects other people. There are lots of mothers like myself in the area who don't want expose young babies to the diseases contained in dog faeces but at times it can be hard to avoid particularly if you get it on the buggy wheels which are then brought into the house. There are a couple of issues here. By way of reminder It is an offence to allow dogs to foul in public places. See link below


http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/en...e-law.aspx

The problem is the lack of signs and bins to deposit the mess. People are more inclined to let the dog foul on the street rather than clean it up and carry it home.
My neighbour even caught an individual trying to deposit this in his wheels bin!!

I have contacted the council regarding getting the above in place but nothing has been done so far. I would really urge people to start voicing their concerns regarding above so we can get something done.

Dog faeces is disgusting and a health hazard and should be cleaned up accordingly. Please show consideration for other people.

Find all posts by this user Reply
edd


Posts: 147
Joined: Mar 2008
Post: #2
23-05-2013 08:54 PM

Yeah. Good luck with that, lulu.
They're *entitled*, doncha know?

Find all posts by this user Reply
bensonby


Posts: 32
Joined: Dec 2010
Post: #3
24-05-2013 08:57 AM

Quote:
My neighbour even caught an individual trying to deposit this in his wheels bin!!


Surely that's rather a lot better than leaving it on the floor....

Find all posts by this user Reply
jamster


Posts: 9
Joined: Aug 2010
Post: #4
03-06-2013 07:08 PM

We call it 'dog s**t walk'. It's disgusting & seems to be a perennial problem. Have the council come back to you?

Find all posts by this user Reply
lacb


Posts: 623
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #5
04-06-2013 09:06 AM

It is a constant problem. I recommend using the online reporting methods which seem to work:
http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/doitonline/re...rt-it.aspx

There is also an app (rewritten in the last year or so which also now works):
http://lovecleanstreets.org/Reports/Home

Find all posts by this user Reply
Londondrz


Posts: 1,538
Joined: Apr 2006
Post: #6
04-06-2013 10:50 AM

If I see an owner not cleaning up after their dog I take their photo. Usually leads to them muttering about how they "forgot" to clean up.

Maybe we should start the little flag in poo thing that was around the area a few years ago.

Find all posts by this user Reply
lulu


Posts: 6
Joined: Oct 2012
Post: #7
18-06-2013 02:21 PM

By way of update:I have noticed some anti dog fouling stickers have gone up around Garthorne and the surrounding roads but they are a bit rubbish and easy to ignore. Yet another massive turd has been deposited on the pavement today! Dog owners know they can get away with it hence why they do it. I don t really think you should be allowed to own a dog unless you are going to be responsible for its mess.

I have chased up the Council as I think the signage is inadequate. There really needs to be a bin so people can deposit the stuff as I think most owners don't want to carry there poo home with them!

Find all posts by this user Reply

Friends of Blythe Hill Fields