I WAS absolutely distraught on hearing dear Tom McCarthy is having serious trouble with dog owners letting their pets poo outside his house. The answer is obvious is it not? Hold a prayer meeting and ask the Lord to stop the offending antics.

Alternatively, you could put down some anti-dog powder (available at any garden centre) or you can get an ultra-sonic dog repeller off the internet. Remember to deduct the cost from your council tax bill. I do hope this is of help? (I would put my faith in the more scientific approach) Terry Banfield Cardigan Crescent Cwmbran