Mrs Main says better signage is needed at the entrance of parks and open spaces so dog owners know what to do. She says poo-filled bags hanging from trees are a nationwide problem. BBC research found that local authorities in England and Wales received some 73,824 complaints about dog fouling in 2014-15. Various initiatives have been tried to tackle the problem in urban areas: Has Daventry cracked the dog poo problem? Mrs Main, MP for St Albans and the owner of a three-year old lakeland jack russell terrier called Sam, says the menace of poo-filled bags in the countryside "is a massive problem" that is polluting the environment. "Like many people, I like to walk my dog out in the countryside, parks and in woodland, but over the last few years I've noticed an increasing number of dog poo bags hanging off bushes, trees and railings - and it's disgusting," she said. "People think it's the right thing to do to pick it up, but when they find there aren't any bins, they jettison the poo-bag into the undergrowth or lob it over a garden fence where animals can eat them, children pick them up or cyclists ride into them." Mrs Main, who is raising the issue during a Westminster Hall debate on Tuesday, says many dog walkers start off with the best intentions, by leaving a bag in a tree on a track to pick up on the way home - but then forget to collect it. "We have to work with human nature," she said. "People are not going to carry a dollop of dog poo on a three hour walk - and you are not going to find a bin in Ashdown Forest. Fixed Penalty Notice She hopes ministers will press for better signage at the entrance to forest areas and parks with advice on dog poo disposal.
A nonprofit the full report group rolled out the new signs in an effort to reduce unconscious bias, according to The Guardian . "The idea is to install traffic lights with female representation, as well as male representation, to help reduce unconscious bias ... We know that Melbourne is the worlds most liveable city and we would really like to see Melbourne also known as the worlds most equal city," Martine Letts, of Committee for Melbourne, the nonprofit group behind the move, told an Australian news outlet . She added that the goal is to eventually have one-to-one male to female representation in the traffic signals. #Equalcrossings traffic lights up and running at the Flinders/Swanston St intersection @Equalcrossings1 pic.twitter.com/bNOdvhO3Im - Committee for Melb (@Committee4Melb) March 7, 2017 Taxpayer money did not go toward the 12-month trial for the new signals, according to the organization, because the program was funded by a local electrical company. For possible future rollouts, the group suggests coinciding the updates with scheduled replacements for old signals. Still, some arent happy about the switch. Im all for doing anything we can for gender equity, but really? เสื้อผ้าเด็ก ขายส่ง Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle told The Herald Sun . Unfortunately, I think this sort of costly exercise is more likely to bring derision. (Doyle did not explain why he felt the signs would become a punchline.) And on social media, people complained both about the swap and the way in which genders are represented: Now we've dealt with the evil man crossing lights we are free to solve the final issue facing women everywhere, men holding the door 4 you:
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