Back in May of this year we posted our latest request for dog walkers to take their little bags of ‘dog toffees’ off site with them when they’d finished their walk instead of hanging it in the bushes or throwing it on the path side.
Our ecologist counted sixteen bags between the allotments off Shipton Road and the crossroads with the N65 cycle track on Monday this week so some people are making a concerted effort of being a nuisance. As well as being unhygienic it may also damage the wildlife areas in concentrations such as this (known as eutrophication), and god only knows what the wildlife think and how they react.
Please think of others and remove your doggy bags – there are bins at the Shipton Road layby, and at the entrances to the Country Park. Rawcliffe Meadows is not a public park and has no resources to clear up after dog walkers and their animals. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and managed as a farm.