Dirty Dog!

Regular visitors and walkers to School Brae,  will have seen the Fife Council signs erected to encourage dog owners to bag and bin their dogs mess. Over the last three months or so , one owner has shown a breathtaking degree of selfishness by allowing their dog to defacate in the middle of the track leading up to Letham Woods. This track is adjacent to the primary school and also used daily by the Secret Garden Children’s Nursery.

Not only is this a horrible thing for children to have to navigate around but it is a also a health hazard (see Toxocariasis to learn about the young children who have gone blind having ingested dog faeces).

Letham has  a good number of dogs and has most have responsible owners. The dog bins are well used and this kind of conduct is an an embarrassment to us all.

I guess thats why many of us have cleaned up when we’ve seen the mess of other peoples dogs on paths.

Most amazingly, the day the signs went up,  a dog was allowed to defacate on the road next to the playground.

My pregnant wife was so appalled that she felt she had to pick it up in case a child stood on it.  So whoever you are, please stop this and start showing some responsibility.

If anyone has any information as to who is responsible, phone the council on 08451 55 00 22 or contact me (in confidence) and I’ll get it sorted.   Oh, Letham.org.uk WILL name and shame!!!

Letham Woods – Community Consultation Begins

As many will be aware Letham Woodland group hopes to secure a community buy out of  Letham Wood.  The advantages are that by bringing the wood into community ownership, we can safeguard it (prevent it from being clear felled), ensure that it is managed properly to encourage a diverse range of wildlife, develop the wood as a community resource/ recreational area and maintain safe and proper access for walkers . There is no downside to this, money will not be taken from other community projects and nobody will be billed anything or held liable for the wood.

Part of the funding criteria is that the Group can show a level of community support for the project- hence the consultation.

To find out more, read the management plan and group proposals, follow this link.

At the end of this process the group will be hosting a coffee morning in Letham Village Hall on Saturday 26 June from 10am-12pm to share their findings and ideas.