Dog poo alert should be commended

Whilst walking my dog along the path running behind Rotherfield Avenue recently I came across a number of tiny blue and red flags fixed to miniature stakes pushed into the ground in various places.

Each one of these bore the neatly type-written legend ‘Dog Poo Alert’. This was presumably the initative of a local school and should be commended.

I can never understand why some dog owners find difficulty in scooping up their animals poo in a plastic bag and placing it in the bins provided for the purpose.

Perhaps, as a further initiative similar flags could be placed in the bus shelter outside the Causeway School, this time bearing the legend ‘Chewing Gum Alert’?

GRAHAM KENDALL, Broad Oak Close.