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8:20am Thursday 19th April 2012 in Letters
Sir – Clean it up! This is 2012 not 1512. The piles of dog mess in Betjeman Lane, the Betjeman Park and footpaths by the Letcombe Brook, Wantage, are disgusting.
They need not be.
This area of Wantage is a gem. Whoever walks a dog here and allows it to foul then leaves the mess, is a grotesque animal, worse than their dog. You are vulgar.
This may be Wantage, and not Westminster, where cameras watch every move, but perhaps cameras here and big fines would teach lessons.
I once lived in Priory Road,Wantage, and am proud of this historic area which I visit regularly. I work in Henley, street cleaning and believe me clearing up dog muck is a vile task. Unfortunately Henley suffers the same problem.
Be more considerate, particularly for children, and the brook.
John Winch, Abingdon