It’s something many of us complain about and yet – perhaps not surprisingly – nobody seems ready to put their foot down.
Tired of treading carefully, P7 pupils at Longniddry Primary School are finally demanding action to stamp out dog fouling.
Instead of tiptoeing around the issue, they want pressure brought to bear to ensure that pet owners face up to their responsibilities and clean up their act.
Classmates Eve Royall and Matthew Proudfoot decided to take the lead on dog dirt after one fellow pupil turned up for school in tears, after quite literally putting his foot in it.
Determined to highlight the problem, the youngsters set out their concerns in a letter to the East Lothian News.
Full story in this week’s East Lothian News, on sale now.