Stowe Nine Churches Parish Council has asked us to share this correspondence with you.
'I am writing to ask if you could share the following information with your residents to help protect our countryside.
In addition to our own residents, many dog walkers from adjacent parishes visit Stowe Nine Churches, often walking across the fields between the two settlements. We have found that dog fouling has increased recently in the fields, on verges as well as on footpaths in the village itself. In response to this, we are trying to raise awareness of this issue.
We would be very grateful if you could let your residents know that we don't have poo bins in either Church Stowe or Upper Stowe and that we kindly ask that when visiting the Parish with their dog they come fully prepared to pick up all dog waste and take it home.
Lambing season is now in full swing and we are also trying to raise awareness of the importance of keeping dogs under control to avoid devastating attacks of livestock. Even the most obedient dogs can become distracted by grazing animals and a Ewe being chased by a dog can cause it to become so stressed that it could abort an unborn lamb.
We therefore ask dog owners to respect our countryside and keep dogs on leads when walking in fields of livestock and that all dog fouling is picked up, even when walking on agricultural land.
Posted: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:38 by Susan Halkett