Human excrement has been found dumped on a park bench in the Moorlands. The discovery of the faeces was made by a dog walker in Blythe Bridge Recreation Ground on Thursday, July 9.
Human excrement has been found dumped on a park bench in the Moorlands.
The discovery of the faeces was made by a dog walker in Blythe Bridge Recreation Ground on Thursday, July 9.
It was reported to Forsbrook Parish Council who organised the deep cleaning of the bench after the dog walker had picked up most of the offending mess with a dog poo bag.
A spokesman for Forsbrook Parish Council posted about the find on the council’s Facebook page on Thursday (July 9). They said: “Urgent message: Some delightful person has used one of the slatted bench’s on the recreation ground as a toilet.
“The offending sample has been kindly removed by a member of the public using a dog bag.
“We are awaiting a call from SMDC to come and clean all the benches.”
Many residents commented on the post stating how “disgusting” it was, that someone had done this.
Parish clerk Dawn Plant further commented: “It would appear there has been quite a party on the recreation ground as there is gin bottles that have been left.”
And when asked about CCTV in the area, Mrs Plant added: “It will be updated once the building works have been completed. We are looking at wireless CCTV so that it can be monitored off site and sent directly to the police.”
Chairman of Forsbrook Parish Council Peter Jones said the dog walker who found the human faeces had been stunned to come across it.
He explained what he had been told about the find: “A lady out walking her dog was stunned to see a large pile of human excrement on one of the picnic tables on the recreation ground.
“I was amazed when she then told me that as she had her poop scooping bags etc with her she removed the bulk of the offensive material.
“The whole of the area was littered with alcohol bottles so there had obviously been a party going on. Who as a supposed human being could stoop to such depths and commit such a vile act?
“Fortunately systems are in place to cover this sort of problem and within the matter of 24 hours a deep clean had been carried out.
“Having seen the before and after of the scene I was delighted to see everything was back to normality.”
A spokesperson for Staffordshire Moorlands District Council confirmed to the Times & Echo that an operative did attend and that the bench was thoroughly cleansed.
Cllr Jones also said that vandals had struck the same public open space in Blythe Bridge recently by setting alight a rubbish bin which has had to be replaced, at council tax payer’s cost.
He added: “The down side to these sort of episodes, apart from the nature of the offences obviously, is the cost of repair and replacement.
“How can you budget for episodes such as the second one and so once again the council tax payer has to pick up the bill.”
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