Council campaign aims to tackle dog fouling

Clr David Keane

Clr David Keane

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WARRINGTON Borough Council has launched a campaign to tackle dog fouling.

The council has released a YouTube video and has urged residents to spread the word that dog fouling will not be tolerated.

Failing to pick up after your dog could cost you a £50 fixed penalty notice or even land you in court, facing a fine of up to £1,000.

The council’s executive board member for environment, Clr David Keane, said dog fouling was ‘simply unacceptable’.

“It costs the UK £22 million every year to clean up after a minority of thoughtless dog owners.

“But the full costs of dog fouling include health risks, not least to children, and the inconvenience caused to everyone else. So please pick up after your dog.”

To report an offender visit warrington.gov.uk/dogfouling

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10:38am Tue 4 Mar 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

I have said this before is there a job within WBC for a dog mess technician?
I have never seen anyone doing this job and I am baffled how the UK spend £22m a year?
I have said this before is there a job within WBC for a dog mess technician? I have never seen anyone doing this job and I am baffled how the UK spend £22m a year? GRUMPY PARENT
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10:58am Tue 4 Mar 14

Boomhower says...

Dog poo is back big time, I seem to remember it was bad in the late 80's and then it improved a lot over the 90's. I live just outside Hood Manor and have to walk through it when going to the shop. It is Dog poo alley again like 20 years ago. I cycle to work through Sankey Valley and I think people just leave it on the floor because no body can see them. The thing that disgusted me just as much is when autumn came this year and all the bushes and trees became bare which revealed literally hundreds of bags of poo hanging there from owners picking up and then throwing them in the trees!
Dog poo is back big time, I seem to remember it was bad in the late 80's and then it improved a lot over the 90's. I live just outside Hood Manor and have to walk through it when going to the shop. It is Dog poo alley again like 20 years ago. I cycle to work through Sankey Valley and I think people just leave it on the floor because no body can see them. The thing that disgusted me just as much is when autumn came this year and all the bushes and trees became bare which revealed literally hundreds of bags of poo hanging there from owners picking up and then throwing them in the trees! Boomhower
  • Score: 6

1:24pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Nick Tessla says...

Apart from what amounts to a PR exercise what are the council doing to actually combat the problem?
Apart from what amounts to a PR exercise what are the council doing to actually combat the problem? Nick Tessla
  • Score: 5

2:01pm Tue 4 Mar 14

MAD 4 IT says...

Dont bother picking it up in or..ford
Dont bother picking it up in or..ford MAD 4 IT
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3:03pm Tue 4 Mar 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

MAD 4 IT wrote:
Dont bother picking it up in or..ford
Does this rule also apply to Latchford?
[quote][p][bold]MAD 4 IT[/bold] wrote: Dont bother picking it up in or..ford[/p][/quote]Does this rule also apply to Latchford? GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 1

6:18pm Tue 4 Mar 14

WAFiver says...

Nick Tessla wrote:
Apart from what amounts to a PR exercise what are the council doing to actually combat the problem?
Hmmmm, let me think...
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Nowt.
[quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: Apart from what amounts to a PR exercise what are the council doing to actually combat the problem?[/p][/quote]Hmmmm, let me think... . . . . . Nowt. WAFiver
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4:17pm Thu 6 Mar 14

wize_man says...

Bit harsh to say the council are doing "nowt" as a community group member we have worked with the councils enforcement team on love where you live and we have seen massive reduction in fouling where we live ! People know who are the irresponsible dog owners are so give the council the intel and let them catch them and give them a fixed penalty notice they will soon stop doing it !
Bit harsh to say the council are doing "nowt" as a community group member we have worked with the councils enforcement team on love where you live and we have seen massive reduction in fouling where we live ! People know who are the irresponsible dog owners are so give the council the intel and let them catch them and give them a fixed penalty notice they will soon stop doing it ! wize_man
  • Score: 0

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