Resident’s dog poo anger

The dog poo bags were spotted in Atlantic Drive
The dog poo bags were spotted in Atlantic Drive
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Dozens of bags containing dog poo have been mounting up at the South Harbour, much to the disgust of one resident.

Glenn Williams says around 30 - 50 bags have been left in a landscaped area of Atlantic Drive after the culprit failed to dispose of them properly in a bin.

He said, “There has to be around 30 - 50 bags there.

“It’s been going on for a couple of months. My wife cycles past there daily and she pointed it out to me.

“It certainly looks revolting and as it’s summer it will begin to smell.

“I find it incredible that someone goes to the effort of picking it up every single time but then does that.”

Earlier this year the Herald published the story of Lori Cronin and Candy Foster who had taken to the streets of Shinewater and put flags in dog poo to highlight the problem of irresponsible dog owners who fail to clear up after their pets.

In their first week they put out 298 flags and two months later they said their efforts were paying off and dog fouling in the area was down by about 70 per cent.

A spokesperson for Eastbourne Borough Council said, “The council’s new Customer First team is able to respond very quickly to reports of dog fouling and we urge all residents to contact us on 01323 410000 as soon as they identify an issue.

“Our new Neighbourhood First advisors are on hand to rapidly resolve many issues, including dog fouling, and have already been highly proactive across the town taking ownership of Environmental standards.

“In the past two months there has been 58 calls made to the Customer First Team regarding dog fouling across the Borough, which trigger investigations by the team.

“On Wednesday as a part of a proactive inspection, a Neighbourhood advisor discovered 20 filled dog bags in a private raised shrub bed in Atlantic Drive, which was called in for clearance by our waste contractor, despite not being on council-owned land. The Neighbourhood Advisors in all areas will continue to take a proactive approach, including engaging with all landowners and dog owners.”

• Is your area also littered with dog poo? Call us on 414485.