EASTBOURNE Borough Council is urging everyone to pick up their dogs’ mess:

“The farmers’ animals in these fields have been infected with worms and diseases from dog walkers not picking up after their dogs.

Hundreds of dogs and their owners pass through every day.

The landscape is maintained by farmers grazing livestock so you can enjoy this right of way.

Please help the farmer look after his livestock by picking up after your dog in the fields and on the Downs.”