Dog owners in Pleasington 'not being treated fairly'

Blackburn Citizen: A bin like this overflowing with dog waste packets is making responsible owners angry, and making them call for action to be taken to empty the bins A bin like this overflowing with dog waste packets is making responsible owners angry, and making them call for action to be taken to empty the bins

RESPONSIBLE dog owners are not being treated fairly by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, according to dog walkers in Pleasington.

Dog walkers have complained that litter and dog bins are emptied so irregularly on the stretch between Pleasington playing fields and Witton Park in Blackburn that they are overflowing with waste.

Piles of bagged dog excrement are forming on and around the bins that line the route, popular with dog walkers and ramblers alike, as they are now too full for people to dispose of their waste responsibly.

Dog walker, Paul Room, who lives in Feniscowles said: “It’s just outrageous.

“Every other day you read something about councillors wanting to fine dog owners for one thing or another but what are they doing for responsible dog owners?

“It’s all right saying they are going to fine people to make the area safer and cleaner but they have to do their bit too. It’s just not fair.”

“I walk my dog here everyday and cannot believe the state of it.

“It smells absolutely awful and is only going to get worse. I’ve been ringing the council to complain about it but these bins haven’t been emptied for weeks.

“This is a lovely walk and a lovely park and people should be encouraged to visit but this is only going to put people off.”

Tony Watson, who is head of environment and public protection, said: “The litterbins in Tower Road are emptied three times a week.

“These bins are to be used for the collection of both general rubbish and dog waste.

“And it is good to see that they are being well used.”

John Pearson, councillor for Livesey with Pleasington, said: “It seems hard to believe that these bins are emptied three times a week.

And when you consider the pressures we are putting on dog walkers, it doesn’t seem right.

“I will most certainly be getting in touch with our environmental officers about this, “Because thise kind of thing is exactly what we are wanting to discourage.”

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3:27pm Thu 20 Mar 14

grimupnorth says...

Put a cork up it`s arris
Put a cork up it`s arris grimupnorth
  • Score: -13

3:54pm Thu 20 Mar 14

MaDawu says...

The should just have a dog register - which is easy to compile from the Vet's Surgeries and send a copy to them all and whoever you missed they will supply you with whoever you have left out. Then the dog owners should pay extra Cll Tax. Then the dg warden should inspect a certain radius twice a week. If any dog poo is found, dog owners within that radius should be fined. is will teach them to police each other. That way the irresponsible ones will be rooted out. That way there will be no threats, and the Cll will have extra resources to empty the dog bins, and everyone will be happy. That way all members of the community are empowered to challenge irresponsible dog owners.
Once that is done, fine litter bugs and 'spitting cobras'. Spitting is as disgusting as dog poo and the Cll MUST do something about it. It also spreads disease. Some nationals spit more than others - especially the men. This should be addressed and stop hiding behind the 'racism' and 'politically correctness' card.
The should just have a dog register - which is easy to compile from the Vet's Surgeries and send a copy to them all and whoever you missed they will supply you with whoever you have left out. Then the dog owners should pay extra Cll Tax. Then the dg warden should inspect a certain radius twice a week. If any dog poo is found, dog owners within that radius should be fined. is will teach them to police each other. That way the irresponsible ones will be rooted out. That way there will be no threats, and the Cll will have extra resources to empty the dog bins, and everyone will be happy. That way all members of the community are empowered to challenge irresponsible dog owners. Once that is done, fine litter bugs and 'spitting cobras'. Spitting is as disgusting as dog poo and the Cll MUST do something about it. It also spreads disease. Some nationals spit more than others - especially the men. This should be addressed and stop hiding behind the 'racism' and 'politically correctness' card. MaDawu
  • Score: -36

3:55pm Thu 20 Mar 14

A Darener says...

Dog poo is not litter. It is a health hazard and should be taken home to be disposed of in a sanitary manner. Perhaps the council could provide dog owners with a suitable receptacle at home, at a cost to the dog owner by way of a licence, to provide the necessary receptacle. My disabled daughter is continually getting dog poo on her walking frame, then bringing the nasty stuff into the house on her wheels. If I spot it and tell her to avoid it her instant reaction is to rush through it as fast as she can go, thinking it will not stick to her. I have to physically steer her around it. Assuming I see it first. Some dog owners must be made to act more responsibly. I admit it is only a minority of dog owners that do not act responsibly but even one irresponsible owner is one too many.
Dog poo is not litter. It is a health hazard and should be taken home to be disposed of in a sanitary manner. Perhaps the council could provide dog owners with a suitable receptacle at home, at a cost to the dog owner by way of a licence, to provide the necessary receptacle. My disabled daughter is continually getting dog poo on her walking frame, then bringing the nasty stuff into the house on her wheels. If I spot it and tell her to avoid it her instant reaction is to rush through it as fast as she can go, thinking it will not stick to her. I have to physically steer her around it. Assuming I see it first. Some dog owners must be made to act more responsibly. I admit it is only a minority of dog owners that do not act responsibly but even one irresponsible owner is one too many. A Darener
  • Score: 0

4:14pm Thu 20 Mar 14

ikap22 says...

Its a dogs world.
Its a dogs world. ikap22
  • Score: 5

4:31pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Daaaave says...

MaDawu wrote:
The should just have a dog register - which is easy to compile from the Vet's Surgeries and send a copy to them all and whoever you missed they will supply you with whoever you have left out. Then the dog owners should pay extra Cll Tax. Then the dg warden should inspect a certain radius twice a week. If any dog poo is found, dog owners within that radius should be fined. is will teach them to police each other. That way the irresponsible ones will be rooted out. That way there will be no threats, and the Cll will have extra resources to empty the dog bins, and everyone will be happy. That way all members of the community are empowered to challenge irresponsible dog owners.
Once that is done, fine litter bugs and 'spitting cobras'. Spitting is as disgusting as dog poo and the Cll MUST do something about it. It also spreads disease. Some nationals spit more than others - especially the men. This should be addressed and stop hiding behind the 'racism' and 'politically correctness' card.
Numpty!
[quote][p][bold]MaDawu[/bold] wrote: The should just have a dog register - which is easy to compile from the Vet's Surgeries and send a copy to them all and whoever you missed they will supply you with whoever you have left out. Then the dog owners should pay extra Cll Tax. Then the dg warden should inspect a certain radius twice a week. If any dog poo is found, dog owners within that radius should be fined. is will teach them to police each other. That way the irresponsible ones will be rooted out. That way there will be no threats, and the Cll will have extra resources to empty the dog bins, and everyone will be happy. That way all members of the community are empowered to challenge irresponsible dog owners. Once that is done, fine litter bugs and 'spitting cobras'. Spitting is as disgusting as dog poo and the Cll MUST do something about it. It also spreads disease. Some nationals spit more than others - especially the men. This should be addressed and stop hiding behind the 'racism' and 'politically correctness' card.[/p][/quote]Numpty! Daaaave
  • Score: 24

4:56pm Thu 20 Mar 14

ghost of sceptic says...

I would call some of these dog walkers iresponsible. If the litter bin is full take the dog waste home and dispose of it not pile it on top of bin or throw it on the floor. And Blackburn council wake up! it only stinks because you do not use proper dog loo bins with lids on. Hardly rocket science it.
I would call some of these dog walkers iresponsible. If the litter bin is full take the dog waste home and dispose of it not pile it on top of bin or throw it on the floor. And Blackburn council wake up! it only stinks because you do not use proper dog loo bins with lids on. Hardly rocket science it. ghost of sceptic
  • Score: 8

5:00pm Thu 20 Mar 14

woodyads says...

MaDawu wrote:
The should just have a dog register - which is easy to compile from the Vet's Surgeries and send a copy to them all and whoever you missed they will supply you with whoever you have left out. Then the dog owners should pay extra Cll Tax. Then the dg warden should inspect a certain radius twice a week. If any dog poo is found, dog owners within that radius should be fined. is will teach them to police each other. That way the irresponsible ones will be rooted out. That way there will be no threats, and the Cll will have extra resources to empty the dog bins, and everyone will be happy. That way all members of the community are empowered to challenge irresponsible dog owners.
Once that is done, fine litter bugs and 'spitting cobras'. Spitting is as disgusting as dog poo and the Cll MUST do something about it. It also spreads disease. Some nationals spit more than others - especially the men. This should be addressed and stop hiding behind the 'racism' and 'politically correctness' card.
It took you some time to think of such stupidity...
[quote][p][bold]MaDawu[/bold] wrote: The should just have a dog register - which is easy to compile from the Vet's Surgeries and send a copy to them all and whoever you missed they will supply you with whoever you have left out. Then the dog owners should pay extra Cll Tax. Then the dg warden should inspect a certain radius twice a week. If any dog poo is found, dog owners within that radius should be fined. is will teach them to police each other. That way the irresponsible ones will be rooted out. That way there will be no threats, and the Cll will have extra resources to empty the dog bins, and everyone will be happy. That way all members of the community are empowered to challenge irresponsible dog owners. Once that is done, fine litter bugs and 'spitting cobras'. Spitting is as disgusting as dog poo and the Cll MUST do something about it. It also spreads disease. Some nationals spit more than others - especially the men. This should be addressed and stop hiding behind the 'racism' and 'politically correctness' card.[/p][/quote]It took you some time to think of such stupidity... woodyads
  • Score: 16

5:12pm Thu 20 Mar 14

midas says...

Fair do's if you are going to prosecute them for not picking up then you should at least provide facilities for them to dispose of the waste - emptying bins 3 times a week is obviously not enough - I cringe to think what it must be like in the Summer!
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What happens to all the money the Council raise from the penalty notices they hand out? Perhaps that money should be ear-marked to provide waste disposal facilities?
Fair do's if you are going to prosecute them for not picking up then you should at least provide facilities for them to dispose of the waste - emptying bins 3 times a week is obviously not enough - I cringe to think what it must be like in the Summer! . What happens to all the money the Council raise from the penalty notices they hand out? Perhaps that money should be ear-marked to provide waste disposal facilities? midas
  • Score: 23

5:14pm Thu 20 Mar 14

phil kernot says...

MaDawu wrote:
The should just have a dog register - which is easy to compile from the Vet's Surgeries and send a copy to them all and whoever you missed they will supply you with whoever you have left out. Then the dog owners should pay extra Cll Tax. Then the dg warden should inspect a certain radius twice a week. If any dog poo is found, dog owners within that radius should be fined. is will teach them to police each other. That way the irresponsible ones will be rooted out. That way there will be no threats, and the Cll will have extra resources to empty the dog bins, and everyone will be happy. That way all members of the community are empowered to challenge irresponsible dog owners.
Once that is done, fine litter bugs and 'spitting cobras'. Spitting is as disgusting as dog poo and the Cll MUST do something about it. It also spreads disease. Some nationals spit more than others - especially the men. This should be addressed and stop hiding behind the 'racism' and 'politically correctness' card.
You've twisted if from a bin not being emptied to a racist rant , wot next. Topic to change from one extreme to another. , lol
[quote][p][bold]MaDawu[/bold] wrote: The should just have a dog register - which is easy to compile from the Vet's Surgeries and send a copy to them all and whoever you missed they will supply you with whoever you have left out. Then the dog owners should pay extra Cll Tax. Then the dg warden should inspect a certain radius twice a week. If any dog poo is found, dog owners within that radius should be fined. is will teach them to police each other. That way the irresponsible ones will be rooted out. That way there will be no threats, and the Cll will have extra resources to empty the dog bins, and everyone will be happy. That way all members of the community are empowered to challenge irresponsible dog owners. Once that is done, fine litter bugs and 'spitting cobras'. Spitting is as disgusting as dog poo and the Cll MUST do something about it. It also spreads disease. Some nationals spit more than others - especially the men. This should be addressed and stop hiding behind the 'racism' and 'politically correctness' card.[/p][/quote]You've twisted if from a bin not being emptied to a racist rant , wot next. Topic to change from one extreme to another. , lol phil kernot
  • Score: 6

5:19pm Thu 20 Mar 14

phil kernot says...

This should be classed as clinical waste and bio hazard and should be emptied daily no excuse it's been like this for years ,, child slips in it and gets blindness who's to blame , the council as there's not enough bins for the dog walkers ,, And dog walkers the majority are responsible ,,
This should be classed as clinical waste and bio hazard and should be emptied daily no excuse it's been like this for years ,, child slips in it and gets blindness who's to blame , the council as there's not enough bins for the dog walkers ,, And dog walkers the majority are responsible ,, phil kernot
  • Score: 14

5:28pm Thu 20 Mar 14

burner says...

@ MaD . . . . " If any dog poo is found, dog owners within that radius should be fined " . . . . . .. OK . . and if anyone in your poatal code gets done for drink-driving, everyone gets their car crushed ? . . . . idiot !!
@ MaD . . . . " If any dog poo is found, dog owners within that radius should be fined " . . . . . .. OK . . and if anyone in your poatal code gets done for drink-driving, everyone gets their car crushed ? . . . . idiot !! burner
  • Score: 15

5:39pm Thu 20 Mar 14

A Darener says...

I am assuming the negative votes for my opinion are from the minority of dog owners that don't take their dog poo home.
I am assuming the negative votes for my opinion are from the minority of dog owners that don't take their dog poo home. A Darener
  • Score: -1

5:39pm Thu 20 Mar 14

sen c b l says...

Those allowing their dogs to dump their 'waste' on footpaths in the Corporation and Beardwood wards should be whipped till their ask for forgiveness and even if they do, make them lick the 5h1t because the only one thing that is sincere to them is harrasement.
Those allowing their dogs to dump their 'waste' on footpaths in the Corporation and Beardwood wards should be whipped till their ask for forgiveness and even if they do, make them lick the 5h1t because the only one thing that is sincere to them is harrasement. sen c b l
  • Score: -11

6:29pm Thu 20 Mar 14

chammy says...

As a non dog owner,i would like to say i find dog mess on pavement horrible,but all the spitting is even worse and there is more spit than dog mess
As a non dog owner,i would like to say i find dog mess on pavement horrible,but all the spitting is even worse and there is more spit than dog mess chammy
  • Score: 13

7:42pm Thu 20 Mar 14

shytalk says...

In Clitheroe and the Ribble valley dogs off the lead and causing a nusience ( ie sheep worrying etc ) just get shot and hanged on barbed wire fences as a warning to other non responsible dog owners. Where they can not be shot they are dosed with strychnine.
Please remember this when you buy your new shoe box home in the Ribble valley as a dog that has been shot with a hollow point rifle bullet is not a pretty sight.
In Clitheroe and the Ribble valley dogs off the lead and causing a nusience ( ie sheep worrying etc ) just get shot and hanged on barbed wire fences as a warning to other non responsible dog owners. Where they can not be shot they are dosed with strychnine. Please remember this when you buy your new shoe box home in the Ribble valley as a dog that has been shot with a hollow point rifle bullet is not a pretty sight. shytalk
  • Score: -15

9:24am Sat 22 Mar 14

the white witch says...

I don`t agree with people not picking up the dog mess but the council is to blame as people pay council tax for services including emptying the public bins around the area`s, but obviously the council are quick enough to summon you to court for a missed tax payment but not quick enough to empty the public bins? Maybe it should be the public charging the council for leaving such a mess by all the bins????
We pay our tax we should get the service, easy as that.
I don`t agree with people not picking up the dog mess but the council is to blame as people pay council tax for services including emptying the public bins around the area`s, but obviously the council are quick enough to summon you to court for a missed tax payment but not quick enough to empty the public bins? Maybe it should be the public charging the council for leaving such a mess by all the bins???? We pay our tax we should get the service, easy as that. the white witch
  • Score: 2

12:40am Sun 23 Mar 14

ryane993 says...

What a load of poo,
All people do is winge and moan nothing better to do get a grip who gives a monkeys about this come on telegraph is this really worth writing about
What a load of poo, All people do is winge and moan nothing better to do get a grip who gives a monkeys about this come on telegraph is this really worth writing about ryane993
  • Score: -2

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