I am surprised dog mess has hit the headlines again.

East Portlemouth, one of our advertised beaches and on AONB walks, has been muttering about the problem for years; with all the same failures as Kristen Bounds reported.

The private owners of rubbish bins on the roads take exception at stinking bags in their bins which are only emptied once a fortnight.

Dog owners cross the estuary specially to exercise their hounds with ample space.

A parish councillor has mounted anti-dog mess notices in prominent places.

Judith Hilditch

East Portlemouth