Some dog owners have a curious belief that it is OK to leave their pet's little offerings anywhere but in the bins provided. They must think that someone else will collect and dispose of their carefully wrapped deposits. Assuming that thinking takes place, of course. We frequently come across full dog poo bags suspended from trees and scrub, left on memorial benches and, in one case, placed carefully inside a hollow tree. This latest example was spotted close to the Ramblers Rest car park in full view of a disposal bin. The recent increase in the number of dogs allowed to be 'under control' of one person, with a corresponding rise in the large packs of animals exercised by commercial dog walkers, means that the problem will only get worse.
We are a self-funded group of volunteers looking after our local countryside in Banstead Wood and Chipstead Valley. We extend a warm welcome to those who would like to help maintain this important green space for the benefit of everyone. Here you will find details of WoodChips weekly tasks and activities. Check back soon to see what we're up to!