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Public footpath contaminated by cattle feces/poops. A serious public health issue!

Reported via Android in the Gate/stile category anonymously at 11:01, Monday 26 February 2024

Sent to Rutland County Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5631485.

Report on cattle feces/ poop spillage on public footpath near Belton -in -Rutland village.

Large piles of cattle feces/poop positioning next to the public footpath has caused significant public health problems. Cattle feces/ poop washed onto the public footpath by rains have containmented the whole footpath next to the farm yard and leaked to the entrance of a nearby public footpath. The whole affected area is about at least 30 metres long outside the farm yard. The public footpath is frequently used by walkers, dog walks and horse riders. It is concerning that the spilled feces may cause the spreading of diseases. And this issue has deterred the general public from using the footpath. This problems have been persistent for at least 3 years. The photos clearly show the extent of the problem.

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  • Thank you for your report. We are currently experiencing very high levels of demand combined with staff shortages. Please bear with us whilst we resolve the resourcing issues. Your enquiry has been received and will be actioned over the coming months.

    Emergencies likely to cause danger to the public will be addressed straight away and other safety issues will be investigated.

    IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 15:55, Monday 26 February 2024

  • Thank you for your report. We’ve identified the landowner(s) responsible and are making contact with them. We will let you know as soon as this issue has been resolved.

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 21:54, Thursday 7 March 2024

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