Dog dirt issue in Louth is proving to be a real ‘stinker’

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The ongoing dog dirt problem in Louth is getting ‘worse not better’, according to some of the town’s councillors.

Coun George Horton raised the issue at the Louth Town Council meeting on May 21, after receiving complaints from the residents in the St Michael’s Ward about Stewton Lane and Railway Walk.

“All this harp about clamping down on it hasn’t happened,” he said.

“Nothing seems to be being done about it. It’s getting done, it’s getting worse not better.”

Coun Margaret Ottaway, a fervent campaigner against dog dirt in the town, said several councillors as well as the public had supported East Lindsey District Council in their anti-dog fouling crusades.

But Coun Laura Stephenson reported that one of the rubbish bins on Eastgate bore a sticker saying ‘don’t dispose of dog dirt here’, potentially causing confusion..

She asked: “Where are dog owners supposed to put the dog mess if we’re not allowed to put it in the bins?”

“It’s a stinker,” she added. “These things need to be taken off the bins.”

It was suggested by another member that a nearby business might have put the sticker on the bin to deter the smell, and that it would be removed if the district council were notified.