Bags of dog dirt thrown in Sheffield estate

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DISGUSTED residents say dog mess is being thrown to the pavement from balconies on a Sheffield estate.

Residents say bags of dog dirt are being hurled from a block of flats on Plowright Way, Gleadless Valley.

One man, who did not want to be named, said: “It’s like living in London in the 1600s. Someone is just chucking the faeces over. It’s absolutely disgusting.”

He added: “The whole area is run down. There is rubbish everywhere.”

He said dog fouling and fly tipping were common problems in the area.

Sheffield Homes, which manages city council housing including the Plowright Way homes, said it was unaware of the incident.

But a spokesman said: “Dog fouling can be a problem in this area.

“If people want to report dog fouling they need to contact us on 0114 293 0000.”

Sheffield Homes said it had previously received ‘a couple of complaints about dog mess in people’s gardens’ on the street, and had warned residents about the problem.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for environment, recycling and streetscene, said: “I know that it has a huge impact on the way an area looks and feels.

“A small number of people do allow their dog to foul and we take tough action through fixed penalty notices wherever and whenever we find that happening.”

Police have vowed to get tough on criminal activity in the same area.

Sgt Murtaza Awan, of the Woodseats and Gleadless Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We take all reports from members of the public seriously and take action on all reports of criminal activity.

“We have carried out a number of warrants in the area recently, including a drugs warrant in Low Edges which resulted in the discovery of a quantity of cannabis and three men were arrested.”