Many requests

PUBLISHED: 09:39 11 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:51 24 May 2010

I wish to make a comment on an article recently written by a John Hitchcock, Portishead. I have made many requests verbally and in writing to North Somerset Council regarding putting containers along the coast path area at Portishead to encourage dog owne

I wish to make a comment on an article recently written by a John Hitchcock, Portishead.I have made many requests verbally and in writing to North Somerset Council regarding putting containers along the coast path area at Portishead to encourage dog owners to collect their dog's poo and dispose of it.I was informed by North Somerset Council 'it was not a priority area' to place containers and it was the responsibility of the individual to dispose of the dog's poo. Needless to say, as Mr Hitchcock pointed out, not all owners choose to do so.We even have a neighbour who walks the coastal path and onto the golf links from the path and regularly allows their dog to foul.We contacted North Somerset Council and were informed they had written him a letter, but it still continues.My second point in response to Mr Hitchcock (as I am not aware of where he lives in Portishead). If you live next to the coastal path as I do, the parties he mentions (Sugar Loaf Beach areas) do affect people who live close by. I would like to point out on quite a number of occasions not only the police but the fire brigade have been called when the parties of revellers get out of hand.They have burnt tyres on the beach, smashed bottles and lit fires by the yacht club and boats. There is also noise until 3am in the morning.But the biggest worry is these teenagers are often seen jumping from the rocks when the tide has been coming in, with booze and whatever else they are taking, inside them. It is an accident waiting to happen.I have also seen parents dropping their teenagers off at the bottom of the roads leading to the beach area and I wonder if they really know what they are getting up to?Some as young as 13 or 14 year, of age approximately. So please Mr Hitchcock, yes it does disturb more than dog walkers.Lesley Gibbs - Portishead

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