Hygiene concern: dog waste bags are left hanging from tree branches

Clusters of dog waste bags have been left hanging on a tree branch along the route leading to the cliff tops.
Clusters of dog waste bags have been left hanging on a tree branch along the route leading to the cliff tops.

Each morning I am fortunate to be able to take a walk along the cliff top footpaths and enjoy the beautiful views across the Bay.

However, to get to the cliff top I cross over the railway line on Sewerby Road and pass through the kissing gate and walk through the copse of trees before emerging onto the cliff top itself.

Recently, someone has taken to hanging up their dog waste bags on the trees in this copse. Twice I’ve taken a carrier bag and disposable gloves to clear up the mess - on one occasion there were 10 bags hanging from a single branch.

I cannot understand why people take the trouble to pick up their dog’s mess and then simply hang it on a tree or fence post, it isn’t as though there are no bins in the area.

Not only is it unhygienic, it’s inconsiderate to others who like to walk in the area.

In the spot that I’ve mentioned, bins are situated no more than two minutes walk away. Please use them or take your dog’s mess home; don’t leave it for others to clear away.

John Davis
Sandsacre Avenue
Bridington