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A street on Merseyside has been rechristened "Dog S*** Alley" by locals who are fed up with having to dodge piles of of dog excrement every time they leave their homes.
An anonymous artist created a crude cardboard “road sign” to express their frustration with the area’s dog fouling problem.
The sign, replacing the name plate for Church Road and Seymour Street in Tranmere, Birkenhead., reads: " Dog s*** alley, leading to dog s*** park"
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One person living in the area, who did not want to be named, spotted the sign on his travels and said he agreed with the sentiment.
The man said the issue of dog fouling in and around the park has been "going on for years".
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, he said: "We live close to Mersey Park and there are people taking a roundabout route, along Church Road and down Seymour Street, right round to the park again and it is a never ending mess."
The man claims people also take their pets in an area of the park which is fenced off for children to play in, despite signs which read "no dogs allowed". He added streets surrounding the park are also covered in dog mess.
He added: "People are riding through [it] on their bikes, if you have a pram you're hardly able to miss it and that goes into houses and everywhere. I have had [dogs] doing their business in my drive and it is all along the pavement from the junction of Church Road to Seymour Street to all the way round to the park."
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The man who said the dog fouling was "disgusting, unsightly and unhygienic" claims he complained about the issue to "every political party" on the Wirral and to the council, but claims nothing has been done about the problem.
He said: "The only solution is to get somebody from the council, and excuse me for saying this, to get some balls to do something about it and having to get tough as it is just going to go on."
Cllr Liz Grey, chair of the Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee, said: “Responsible dog owners will always make sure they pick up their dog’s mess straight away in a bag and put it in the nearest bin.
"Dog mess that is left on the pavement, or on grass verges, or in parks is a problem caused by a minority of irresponsible dog owners.
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“There really is no excuse," she added. "It’s lazy, it’s selfish and it is anti-social.
"Of course, the council has a street cleansing schedule to clear up litter, dog mess and other rubbish, but with the best will in the world there are simply not the resources to enable our cleaners to respond reactively to every report of dog fouling.
“Dog fouling is an offence and the local authority has the power to issue a fixed penalty notice if someone is caught in the act by an enforcement officer.
"Wirral Council is currently looking once again at introducing a dedicated environmental enforcement team to patrol known hotspots and issue on the spot penalties to anyone who is observed committing a litter or dog-fouling offence.
“But the bottom line is, if you are a dog owner walking your pet, it is up to you to make sure you carry dog poo bags and it is your responsibility to pick any mess up in a bag and put the bag in the bin. It can go in any public litter bin, or your green wheelie bin at home.”
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