Anger over dog waste dumped at Gedling Country Park

 Anger over dog waste dumped at Gedling Country Park

PICTURE: A pile of dog mess in plastic bags is dumped just yards from a bin in Gedling Country Park (PICTURE: Paul Farrell)

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Residents and park users have reacted angrily after a walker shared a picture of a pile of dog waste dumped just yards from a bin in Gedling Country Park.

Paul Farrell shared the picture with Gedling Eye and also on social media after being left disgusted by the mess left by dog walkers in the park.

He said: “We spotted this pile on Sunday. There is a dog waste bin only 200 yards way.

“By putting dog waste in plastic and dumping it just makes the issue worse and putting it in a neat pile does not make it ok. It’s personal responsibility and taking care of our park .

PICTURED: Gedling Country Park

Mr Farrell said other dog walkers have reacted angrily after seeing the picure online.

He said: “I’m not a dog walker but interestingly I’ve had lots of responsible dog walkers upset about the actions of just a few since I posted the picture.

The waste was found near to the Lambley Lane entrance to the park.

A number of park users got in touch with Gedling Eye via our social media pages to voice their disgust.

Sue Sutton lives in West Bridgford but regularly visits the park with her dogs.

She said: “It’s disgusting. People should have to take some test to be able to have a dog. A lot of people just can’t be bothered with the responsibilities that come with owning a pet, like clearing up after them or training them.

“If they had to get a licence and pay they’d think twice.

Mark Shields, from Newstead, often takes his dogs to the park and always cleans up after.

He said: “There are so many bins so there isn’t an excuse for this kind of behaviour. I hope they were caught on CCTV. They need to be fined.

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