What’s brown and sticky and left by a dog? A stick.
Or worse. Sadly the brown sticky stuff left by dogs on Islington’s pavements is no fun.
Dog dirt is not the nicest thing to talk about; but residents raise the issue with me time and time again… Dogs may be man’s best friend, but irresponsible dog ownership is bad news for everyone in our area. So I’m glad that Lib Dem-run Islington Council is planning new measures to tackle irresponsible dog owners, make our streets and estates cleaner, and keep our parks and play areas safe. The Council is proposing to fine owners who don’t clean up after their dogs or who fail to keep them under control. And they are planning to exclude dogs from some sports and play areas. There is a detailed list of the sites available on the Council website (the consultation period ends on Friday, 11 April).
I’m pleased to see it includes both housing estates and public parks. Bureaucrats may recognise the distinction; dogs do not….