Bag It, Bin It, But Don't Dump It!

Putney dog owners and walkers reminded of common courtesy

Picture - Ian Johnson


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Plastic bags filled with dog waste are appearing on resident's walls around Putney - if you have taken the time to bag it it is not an unreasonable expectation to then carry it to a nearby bin.

Local West Putney resident Ian Johnson discovered an unwanted 'gift' on his front wall this week. He is urging the donor to return and remove it and apologise.

He told this website: "This is not the first time and even thrown in my bins only to break! It’s disgusting! I love dogs just hate inconsiderate dog owners! One day you’ll get caught!"

Bags have been spotted on walls on Erpingham Road, Hotham Road and Festing Road.

From Saturday, (August 1) owners can let their dogs off the lead in the borough’s green spaces. The requirement was introduced at the end of March in line with Government guidance to limit the spread of Coronavirus.

Environment spokesman Cllr Steffi Sutters said, “The ending of this restriction will no doubt be warmly welcomed by dog owners across the borough. I can appreciate just how challenging it must have been for owners to comply with this rule. Stopping a beloved pet from exercising freely will have been hugely frustrating for them – but the rule was in place for a good reason and its relaxation is another positive sign that life is slowly but surely returning to normal.”

July 30, 2020

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