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Concern over dog mess at cemetery

By timesecholife on in All News, Community News

Concern has been raised by a member of the community in the Moorlands regarding dog mess in the cemetery. The unsightly mess has appeared at Cheadle Cemetery - a ‘no dogs allowed site.’

Concern has been raised by a member of the community in the Moorlands regarding dog mess in the cemetery.

The unsightly mess has appeared at Cheadle Cemetery – a ‘no dogs allowed site.’

The resident, who wished not to be named, said: “Yet again I go visit a loved ones grave at Cheadle Cemetery and find the dog (mess) everywhere.

I have taken a few photos of some of the dog mess I spotted.

I have also taken a picture of the sign which states ‘No Dogs Allowed.”

The resident further told the Times & Echo: “I’d also like to thank the workmen for all their hard work at the cemetery.

They are so helpful and I can’t believe they have to strim with all dog poo everywhere.”

There being signs throughout the cemetery grounds stating: “By order, no dogs allowed in this cemetery” and “no dogs except guide dogs.”

Cheadle Town Council maintains and manages the site. The council’s website also states: “No dogs are allowed in the cemetery with the exception of Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs.”

With these issues reoccurring and being raised, the Times & Echo contacted the council about the matter.

Town Clerk, Dave Mullington, said: “The Cheadle Cemetery is a community space for those who have lost loved ones to visit and remember.

We spend a significant amount of taxpayers money maintaining the cemetery grounds, and we rely on the public to observe the signage that has been placed in order to preserve its cleanliness.

We do allow Guide Dogs on site, however it is evident that some dog owners are contributing to these reports by failing to respect the onsite regulations.”

He added: “Our grounds maintenance staff have reported that their own health and safety is compromised by such mess when strimming and cutting the grass.

I would appeal to those who use the cemetery for dog walking to refrain from doing so, and respect the absolute need to maintain its purpose.”

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