Derry man hits out at dog dirt left behind on Lisfannon

The dog waste bin at Lisfannon Beach.
The dog waste bin at Lisfannon Beach.

A Derry man has hit out at those responsible for failing to put dog excrement in specially designed bins at Lisfannon Beach.

The man, who asked not to be named contacted local Sinn Fein Councillor, Colly Kelly, about the incident when he returned home on Easter Monday from a walk on Lisfannon Beach.

“The reason why I contacted Councillor Kelly was that he has been very active in Derry highlighting the safe removal of dog dirt for from the streets and campaigning for the installation of dog waste boxes and I hope by highlighting this, it stops this carry on.

“I was there with my family and pet dog on Easter Monday and the beach was packed with people enjoying the first taste of sunshine this year. It was only when I went back to put my dog’s waste in the bin provided that I saw the mess in and around the dog waste bin. It was completely full with not only dog waste but bottles, cans and food.”

Speaking to the Journal Colr. Kelly urged people not to use the bins unless placing dog waste in the bin.

“This is timely warning as we head towards the summer time about the dangers of dog dirt on beaches, parks and the misuse of these bins. Most people travel to the beach in cars so they should just take a few bags and take their rubbish home with them. It doesn’t matter if it’s Lisfannon Beach of St Columb’s Park it’s important to keep our open spaces clean and risk free.”