LETTER: Clean up mess

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It’s good to see that positive measures are being taken to prosecute dog owners for failing to pick up.

Although I am in a wheelchair, it’s still my duty to pick up after my dog, Herbie.

This is not always easy, and very often people offer to do it for me.

However, I often walk past people chatting away on their mobile phone, totally oblivious to what their dog is doing, which, often as not, is what nature intended.

Not only does dog faeces pass on diseases such as toxoplasmos to small children, which can lead to blindness, it’s also a hazard to wheelchair users like myself, who also use their wheelchairs indoors and have to be particularly careful when riding along the pavements where thoughtless dog owners have not picked up.

Unfortunately, despite the fact that there are notices painted in yellow on pavements and in parks requesting dog owners to clean up, it doesn’t seem to make much difference.

Let’s clean up Worthing, and make it safe and clean for all residents and their dogs.

Councillor Norah Fisher

Fairfields

Worthing

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