A considerable amount of tonight’s Highways meeting was devoted to the increasing amounts of dog mess left around the village. We currently pay around £1500 per year to have the dog bins emptied and this is going to double in cost next year. So please do encourage anyone you see leaving little presents around the village to pick them up and make use of the rather expensive bins provided.
For anyone who doesn’t bother to pick up their dog’s droppings, can I remind you of the disease risk to children. Around 100 children per year go blind or partially blind from Toxocariasis, passed on through contact with dog mess that people have left lying around.