Dear Sir,

With regards to a letter in Newton News dated 9th July entitled ‘Disgusting Habit’, I am in complete agreement, as I also have just picked up some dogs ‘deposit’ from my front lawn and also do not own a dog.

While not all owners are irresponsible, it seems a great majority feel it is fine to leave the ‘mess’ for someone else to pick up. Apart from being unsightly, there is also the health risk to children.

There is also a large amount of general rubbish and litter just dropped and dumped by lazy people who once again, expect someone else to deal with it.

So please, people of Newton Aycliffe, it is time to step up and take responsibility, respect your town and clean up after yourselves and your dogs.

BB, Pinewood Close