UPSET pensioners are having to clear piles of dog poo spilling from bins on a disused golf course.

This is according to an 81-year-old man who has walked around Waterfall golf course in Brighton for 50 years.

Ken Poundsbery takes his springer spaniel there twice a day.

The Withdean resident goes to enjoy the wildlife on his lockdown exercise breaks.

But Ken’s pleasant strolls have been marred by the whiff of dog waste emanating from 18 overflowing bins.

“You can smell them from 100 yards away,” he said. “You have to turn around if the wind starts coming your way. The stink is terrible.”

He said the bins have not been emptied since Christmas, forcing him and other good-natured pensioners to pick up the bagged faeces themselves.

The problem is partly down to careless dog owners.

“Some people let their dogs poo everywhere,” Ken said. “Others are going to the trouble of putting it in plastic bags, and then slinging them into the bushes.

“It doesn’t make any sense.”

But many of the dog walkers are responsible people and want to use the bins. Ken said the council has not emptied them since December.

“I have called the council three times in the last two months and nothing has been done about it,” he said.

Brighton and Hove City Council did not respond to a request for comment. Ken was “very upset” there has been no response, and worries the excrement will keep piling up.

Last month, a walker complained to The Argus that selfish dog-owners were spoiling lockdown walks by leaving bags of their pets’ poo “scattered over the countryside” and hanging from trees “like deranged Christmas decorations”.