The Dunkirk Avenue recreation area is a well-used and loved space in the middle of the town. However, some irresponsible dog-owners choose to leave dog mess behind after they exercise. This is not only illegal but also anti-social and it can cause problems for other users of the park.
The Town Council set aside money to fund a dog-walking area at the edge of the Rec to help address the issue. The Rec is owned by North Northamptonshire Council. Unfortunately, North Northamptonshire Council refused permission for a dog walking area to be installed.