Local residents and dog walkers, Gill and Les Pearce, are appalled at how irresponsible some dog walkers are when it comes to picking up poo.
Whilst recently walking their dog along the canal towpath in Diggle, between the tunnel end and the first canal lock by the children’s play area, they collected fifty-two discarded poo bags. Mr Pearce said, “With waste bins at either end of this section of towpath, it’s difficult to understand why some dog owners would choose to do this. It’s not only irresponsible, it’s a danger to health. The carrier bag we put the poo bags in weighed as much as a heavy bag of shopping!”