DOG mess is being brought into Wootton Primary School by youngsters who tread on it crossing the village’s recreation ground, members of the parish council heard.
The problem was highlighted by Cllr Corrine Carey at a meeting of Wootton Bridge Parish Council.
Cllr Carey told members the headteacher of the school had raised the issue with her and wondered if there was any way dog owners could be discouraged from allowing their animals to foul the recreation ground.
Cllr Barry Abraham said: "It is not necessarily local residents. It is people coming in by car.
"This time of year, when it is dark, they can do it undercover. It is something we have constantly banged on about, and never really been able to do anything about." He added the problem was catching those who were responsible for allowing their dogs to foul the ground.
He said: "I can’t believe people can be so crass and stupid. They think it is acceptable." Members agreed to look into the possibility of introducing a by-law on the recreation ground which would force owners to keep their animals on leads.