I have just spent New Year with a group of friends in Whitby.
Despite being wet and windy there was lots to do, everywhere was open, the pubs cafes and restaurants were friendly and welcoming.
Almost perfect except that almost everywhere we walked we constantly looked down because of the amount of dog mess on pavements and verges.
We came across dog mess on every road and footpath and the grass area overlooking the promenade was especially hazardous.
My overriding memory of the town is ‘dog poo everywhere’.
Please dog owners and visitors, clean up after your pets, Whitby deserves a better image than the one being currently blighted by irresponsible dog owners.
Dawn Hurst, Pick Street, Shepshed, Leicestershire by email