Residents fume as foulers spoil efforts

Community warden, Andy Nunny, is trying to sort a dog fouling problem in the area around Bullocks Lane''Pictured: Andy Nunny, Sheila Burke, Maureen Audsley and Carolyn Tring ANL-150413-113323009
Community warden, Andy Nunny, is trying to sort a dog fouling problem in the area around Bullocks Lane''Pictured: Andy Nunny, Sheila Burke, Maureen Audsley and Carolyn Tring ANL-150413-113323009
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A group of residents have decided to crack down on dog mess that is ruining a popular street, highlighting the issue with luminous paint.

Disgruntled residents, who say the streets around Bullocks Lane in Sudbury are being blighted, have joined forces with the town’s community wardens in a bid to put an end to the problem.

Last week, with the help of the wardens, residents dug up an overgrown area known as a hot spot for fouling, replacing the eye-sore with a bright flower bed.

On Monday morning, they woke to find several large mounds of faeces left beside the newly-planted beds.

Bullocks Lane is regularly used by children walking to school and Mr Nunny said he was worried about them catching toxocariasis from infected faeces, which can lead to blindness.

One resident who is campaigning for owners to clear up after their pets is Maureen Audsley, who lives in Friars Street and regularly walks her dog in Bullocks Lane.

She said: “All I want to see is people being respectful. As dog owners, we all get tarred with the same brush.”

Fellow resident Carolyn Tring is highlighting the mess by spray painting luminous orange circles, making sure everyone can see the effect it has on one of the prettiest parts of the town.