Lydiate – Dog fouling of park surrounding Lydiate Village Centre site

A few weeks ago Lydiate Parish Council took a tough decision that it would very much rather have not made. It closed the open space around Lydiate Village Centre on Lambshear Lane at times the Village Centre itself is not open.

Lydiate Village Centre

The reason? Excessive dog fouling of the grassed area leading to young children being put in conflict with the fouled area. Not surprisingly the move has upset local dog walkers who do clear up after their dogs. As with many anti-social activities it is the actions of the few who care little for our communities that ends up compromising the activities of people who do care, in this case the vast majority of dog walkers.

The Parish Council is looking for a long-term way keeping the open space accessible 24 – 7 whilst being able to control the fouling in a way that does not put playing youngsters at risk.

2 thoughts on “Lydiate – Dog fouling of park surrounding Lydiate Village Centre site

  1. Mark Cousins says:

    Tough one this Tony.
    on one hand we have an open space which is being denied to the community for large periods.
    But then we have the possibility of children and others being exposed to dog waste, which apart from not being very nice is potentiality dangerous..
    Good luck with that one… (sorry I havn’t got an answer)
    Keep up the good work anyhow👍

  2. angela wilson says:

    I don’t know the answer. I walk my dog and pick up her and other dog walkers dog poo when I see it. I know that every dog walker can have an occasional time when they miss the odd poo. It must happen. However the number of people who leave a huge mound of dog waste is disgraceful. I have a springer spaniel and would hate a time when she can only walk on lead because of irresponsible dog owners who don’t pick up.

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