Published: 27 April, 2012
• WE are having a problem with dog fouling in Barnsbury. Lack of respect for the streets in which we live means that residents have to put up with a minority who are allowing their pets to foul our streets.
I’ve been in touch with the council regarding the matter and been informed that it is a problem it is already aware of and has been trying to deal with.
At either end of Lofting Road, the council has put up notices warning of an £80 fine if caught dog fouling.
However, this seems to have had very little impact on the disrespectful minority who commit this offence.
At the corner of Lofting Road and Liverpool Road yesterday there was a large mound of dog excrement directly under the council’s new anti-fouling notice.
I think this speaks for itself...
If people cannot be made to care about the streets on which they live, why should they care about anything else?
The council and caring residents must make a stand on this issue.
Perhaps it might go some way to planting a seed of community again, which seems to have long since withered away.
• Did anyone else find Vic Bradford’s letter – in which he states that “pooches... steal food, defecate and cock a leg near where [you] are eating” – strange (We are not trying to inflict our dogs on other people, April 20)?
Glad he’s not my lawyer if this is how he defends dogs.
Myddelton Square, EC1