Southport’s ‘overflowing’ dog mess problem


Photo: Churchgate, Churchtown, Southport

A Churchtown dog walker has blasted Sefton Council over the state of overflowing bins in the area.

Ian Roberts, 55, said “On one occasion he cleared 16 bags of dog excrement left next to a bin already bursting with dog waste”.

Mr Roberts added that his attempts to raise the matter with Sefton  Council have been thwarted as nobody has answered his telephone calls despite him hanging on the line for 20 minutes”.

Sefton Council said it has limited resources due to funding cuts.

Mr Roberts said: “This is a recurring problem in the Churtown area, bins are things that need addressing – the bins are overflowing with dog sh#t all over the place.

“I went down there last Tuesday and the bins were full to the top.

“I went down today and they were still full and there were about 12 bags of dog mess.

“You can’t speak to anyone (at Sefton council).

“It rang off about 10 times.

“I must have waited 20 minutes for someone to answer the phone.

“Dog owners are doing their bit but Sefton Council are letting us down”


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