No one likes dog poo. It’s a curse of modern urban life – it isn’t the dog’s fault, it’s the owners’ and sometimes the local authority’s fault for not policing the issue properly.
Local websites can help people give voice to a problem that other media outlets ignore (it’s quite hard to sell advertising next to a discussion on dog poo). It’s an issue that often pops up on local websites. There is a robust discussion in the site in rural Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire and a wry observation about signs on this site in Leith, Edinburgh.
In Kings Cross, frustrated by the council’s apparent indifference I took things one step further and created some ‘dog poo flags‘ with the council’s brand on them, took photos and put them on the website. It didn’t achieve a result – there is still a big problem – but it made me feel better that i had done something. Nicky has written an interesting piece on a map of UK dog poo !
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