Thank you for bringing this to the attention of the wider public.
The situation on The Green is horrendous.
Children cannot play there and especially in the snow they cannot make snowmen or snowballs for fear of getting a handfull of dog mess as they scoop the snow.
I have lived on The Green c40years and during the time of the previous parish council degredation became the norm, as it has with the current Parish Council.
Children used to play without fear of dog mess, they built snowmen, barricades etc., and have snowball fights. The Green was then a place to behold and admire with rose beds, wild flowers, wild life – birds, bees insects, butterflies etc., – NO MORE – it is denuded, the long used grassy bank is overtaken by brambles. We no longer see tawny owls- WHY – their resting areas (trees) have been chopped down, bats no longer forage here – nothing holding their food source, all chopped down. All this deliberate desecration by APC has led to the area being regarded by many of the public as “just a piece of grass”
It is well known that neglect leads to antisocial behaviour whereas in areas that are upgraded and kept well antisocial behaviour improves and often ceases.
I have brought this matter of antisocial dog fouling to the attention of APC on a number of occasions. One time I mentioned there were 16 deposits on that day, mainly from large dogs at which Dr Drew Tarmey, Chairman, just laughed. I was left to point this out to the councillors who apart from 3 or 4 took no notice.
SO What hope and no wonder Anston is in the state it is.