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Local resident seeks owner of dog mess

Lost and found appeal on Bluebridge Road

Dog mess sign. Image by North Mymms News, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Warning, this item might put you off your meal

A Brookmans Park resident has posted a small sign on the grass verge encouraging dog owners to clear up after their pets.

The anonymous Bluebridge Road resident has crafted a handwritten note attached to a stick placed behind the offending items.

Warning, stop reading if you have a weak stomach.

The sign reads: “YOURS?? LEFT BETWEEN 14:30 and 15:15 SUNDAY

Dog mess sign. Image by North Mymms News, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Brookmans Park is not known for strays, so presumably the dog did its business on the lead, and presumably the person on the other end didn't bother to clear the mess up.

Risky business with the pavement alongside Bluebridge Road frequented by people pushing prams and children.

According to Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (WHBC) it is every dog owner’s responsibility to clean up after their animals.
“If left in public areas it is a potential health risk. It is no defence to claim ignorance of the dog’s actions. It is an offence for any person in charge of a dog to allow it to foul in a public place and not clean it up (The Dog (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 and The Clean Neighbourhood Environment Act 2005). The council will consider issuing Fixed Penalty Notices to those who do not clean up after their dog in public places.”
To assist dog owners, WHBC has installed 182 dedicated dog waste bins and 80 dual purpose litter and dog waste bins across the borough which are emptied on a weekly basis.

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