RESIDENTS say they are ‘fed up’ with the amount of dog poo in their streets.

Homeowners from Bolston Road, Woolhope Road and Hill Avenue, in Battenhall, say they are sick and tired of the problem.

A group of residents claimed to have contacted Worcester City Council to ask what could be done but say they had no reply.

One resident, who did not want to be named, said: “We haven’t been here very long and we never noticed it at first.

“But in the last two or three months it seems like it’s got much worse.

“All the neighbours are talking about it, and we are fed up.

“We have written to the council and heard nothing back and we just don’t know what to do.

“There is an old lady who walks down the road and people with prams and they have no choice but to cross the road to avoid it.

“It really has gotten out of hand.

“It isn’t difficult. If your dog does its business in the street, clear it up.”

The problem is now so bad, some residents have put up signs telling people to pick up their dog poo and even offered free plastic bags to carry it home in.

Another resident has installed a camera outside his house to try and catch those responsible, believing it is the early morning dog walkers who are at the root of the problem.

Other neighbours have signed up to the ‘PooWatch’ website. This website allows people to report when they see dog poo in the streets, which then gets marked on a map.

According to PooWatch, this area of the city is one of the worst for reported dog poo on pavements, with 20 reports currently active across the three streets.

Earlier this year, Worcester City Council adopted tougher powers to control dog poo in public places.

The new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) was implemented in July and states dogs are now not permitted in Astwood and St John’s cemeteries and must be kept on a lead at all times in Gheluvelt Park.

One person must not try and control more than four dogs at a time in a public place in Worcester, and the PSPO also requires any person in charge of a dog to immediately remove their animal’s poo.

Anyone found to be in breach of the PSPO faces a fixed penalty notice of £75, or if tried at court, a fine of up to £1,000.

A City Council spokesman said: “The City Council has recently adopted tough new powers for dealing with dog mess, which means people who don’t clean up after their pets could face an on-the-spot fine of £75 or have to put up to £1,000 if they are taken to court.