LETTER: Unhygienic - and illegal

I had a friend visit for three days at New Year and she was appalled at the amount of dog mess on the pavements in the Upperton area, in particular Carew Road.

She is a frequent visitor to Eastbourne, and said she hasn’t noticed it before. Also on a New Year’s Day walk around Sovereign Harbour we both had to dodge and step around several piles of dog poo.

Apart from it being illegal, it is very unpleasant and unhygienic, so I would ask dog owners to always make sure you gave a plastic bag or poop scoop with you on your walks and at the harbour there are several bins in which to deposit the waste. After all it only takes a little extra effort, together with a responsible attitude and consideration for others, too much to ask?

Rosemary Austin-Cooper

Mill Road