Generally, most Cossington dog owners are conscientious and take their social and legal responsibilities seriously. However, the perennial subject of dog fouling has reared its ugly head again – not just in the usual “blackspots” around Mowground Lane but also more recently along Bell Lane between Middle Road and Walnut Lane.
The latter appears to be the product of one or two biggish dogs – and Bell Lane would be in quite a state if it wasn’t for the diligence of residents who have regularly been clearing up the mess when walking their own dogs.
Allowing your dog to defecate in public places without picking it up is thoughtless, anti-social and against the law – and can carry a risk to health. The situation is currently being monitored and the matter will be escalated with a view to prosecution if it continues at current levels.
As a reminder, it is permissible to put securely tied dog waste bags in any of the village’s public waste bins.
FAILURE TO PICK UP YOUR DOG’s EXCREMENT IS ILLEGAL AND COULD LEAD TO PROSECUTION