Friday, December 29, 2017


It's surprising how much discarded chewing gum can be seen on paths in and around Brigg.
It is not only unsightly and annoying if it sticks to the soles of your shoes, but allegedly one sort can pose a threat to the health of dogs.
We didn't realise there were concerns until recently when a passer-by on Wrawby Street told us as one of our pets was sniffing a blob of the stuff.
Discarded gum can be found on rural paths as well as the middle of town and on streets on housing estates across Brigg.
So we are making an appeal for people who chew gum to be a more thoughtful in the future.
Please put it in the nearest waste bin and don't just drop it on the nearest path.
Here's a link to a national newspaper online post on this topic...
Removing gum from footpaths is also costly for local councils and a task they could well do without.