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Exeter grandmother ‘appalled’ by dog mess in city park

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: December 14, 2013

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Exeter grandmother Gill Hookway had to leave an Exeter play area with her grandson because there was so much dog mess on the grass.

Mrs Hookway visited the play area in Quarry Lane at the weekend and says she was ‘appalled’ by the amount of dog faeces in what is supposed to be a dog-free park.

Mrs Hookway said: “There was so much of it we came home.

“There are signs on the gates and warnings of fines.

“I rang Exeter City Council and the best they could do was go and try to remove it (difficult amongst all the fallen leaves and long grass). Is nobody interested in trying to find the culprits - does nobody care about the many children who use this park, which is beside a primary school?

“What is the point of the fines?”

Louise Harvey, street scene manager for the city, said: “I will get the enforcement officer to add this to his list for special checking.

“If anyone sees anything, that would help us pinpoint a time when this is happening, for example Monday at 7am, that would help us to focus our monitoring if they let us know.

To report dog fouling people should ring 01392 265155.

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