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Mum's fury over dog mess outside primary school in Great Gonerby


By Grantham Reporter


A furious mum has hit out at the amount of dog mess surrounding a village
primary school.

Lisa Watson, whose son attends St Sebastian’s Primary School in Great Gonerby, says that schoolchildren regularly have to dodge dog mess at the school gates.

She said: “There was five at the school entrance last week. Some of the kids had already trodden in it. Teachers had to guide the children around it just to get into school. It is disgusting.

“Luckily one of the parents had some poo bags and kindly picked it up. Not only is it disgusting but it is also a health hazard.”

Dog mess in Great Gonerby has been an ongoing problem. Pupils at the school even took part in a ‘dog poo’ poster competition last year to raise awareness.

South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) have been working on ways to improve the situation.

A spokesperson said: “Dog mess is an emotive issue and one of the most unacceptable and offensive types of litter. Most dog owners are responsible, but the minority who fail to pick up after their pets show a disregard for other people, public health and the environment.

“SKDC has replaced signs and put up new ones in Great Gonerby, and enforcement officers have carried out patrols in the village.

“One area of concern, for example, is an alley to the rear of the parish church.”

Dog poo in Great Gonerby. (7670832)
Dog poo in Great Gonerby. (7670832)


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