Loughborough (Charnwood ) Council respond to my complaint about the local towpath -
Thank you for your comment in regarding the state of the towpath which leads into town. I understand your concerns regarding the dog mess. Unfortunately Charnwood Borough Council are not responsible for clearing this. The towpath comes under the remit
of British Waterways. I have e-mailed them on your behalf informing them of the problem. If you wish to contact them yourself, in the future, their address is: email@example.com
I hope the matter is resolved shortly, and that you can enjoy your pleasant setting.
Admin Assistant - Environmental Services 01509 634926
Well there is a surprise!
So let me get this straight...
Charnwood residents have access to the towpath . Charnwood residents walk their dogs along the towpath and Charnwood dogs empty their bowels on the towpath. Charnwood residents do not pay a licence fee to British Waterways, they pay a community charge to Charnwood Council but Charnwood Council believe it is British Waterways that must clean up after Charnwood dog owners.
Yeah, I think I get that now...