Issued by Duncan Smart, Holmer & Shelwick Footpath Officer, 9th September 2020
This report followed up a comment that put on the website about footpath HO8 was overgrown. I went to clear the path but did not finish it because my hedge trimmer jammed and I had insufficient time to complete the job by hand. The section cleared was the half nearest to Attwood Lane. I had seen dog poo bags down this path before but this time I collected 10 bags – one of which jammed my hedge trimmer. This is totally unacceptable and must be stopped. Please, if you see anyone leaving poo bags other than in one of the proper red dog bins report it to the Parish Clerk so that words can be had with the offending owner. This time I took the bags to the nearest poo bin – on the Furlongs but I do not see it as my task to clear up dog muck!
Footpath HO8 – from Attwood Lane through to the Roman Road. Cleared undergrowth and overgrowth using a battery hedge trimmer – until it jammed!
This day really upset me – that some parishioners will regularly dump garden waste and dog waste where others have to walk just leaves me in despair for the human race. Who do they think will clear up their mess? Please don’t rely on me doing it.