A Little Bit of Spring Cleaning

Just letting you know about some of the voluntary work that took place over the May bank holiday weekend.
As volunteers for Sustrans and the Trans Pennine Trail we attended the Meadow area of the Cheshire Lines path just off Sefton Lane, Maghull. This is a very popular area for walkers, cyclist and tourists passing through particularly at this time of year. Unfortunately it is also often seen by some as and an area for littering and dog fouling. Oliver aged 8 and myself managed to pick 4 bin bags full of litter, fill a bucket full of dog poo and also remove a flytipped TV and iron.
In an effort to enhance wildlife habitat and retain the accessibility of the path for the visitors, we also cleared nettles from around the benches and scattered some wildflower seeds.
Sadly though even whilst we were there and obviously working (we had signs and bunting up) to clear the land...on two occasions which I didn't spot, Some dog owners allowed their pets to foul the path again! Unbelievable! As volunteers of the two organisations we are partnered with the local councils. I will be approaching them to discuss real methods of monitoring, reporting and enforcing laws surrounding dog fouling for this area.
Any help and support that can be offered in the future, it would be great to hear from you...Thanks