A resident has taken to social media to hit out at the amount of dog mess spotted on their street during a short walk.

The disgruntled resident took to social media to share annoyance at the sheer number of dog poos spotted on their street.

Writing in the Witney Spotted group, the resident wrote: “Sorry to moan about dog mess again, but on a short 10 min walk around the block I’ve picked up 3 [poo emoji] … plus the one that my dog was responsible for.

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“I know the council has cut the number of dog bins in Witney, but come on… find a bin or take it home with you!

“If you insist on being lousy and can’t be bothered to be a respectful dog owner then maybe you shouldn’t have the luxury of having one!”

Dog fouling, the act of allowing your dog to foul in a public place and failing to clean it up, is classed as a criminal offence.

West Oxfordshire District Council states there are currently around 500 dedicated dog waste bins installed in the district.

Anyone found failing to clean up after a dog in their charge can be issued with a fixed penalty notice.

The issue of dog mess is not exclusive to Witney, in February the Oxford Mail reported that dog fouling had increased around New Hinksey School, Wytham Street and Devil’s Backbone bridge.


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

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