Council to get tough on dog fouling
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STRICTER plans to crack down on irresponsible dog owners who do not clean up their pet's poo have been recommended.
Councillors discussed the plans at the Neighbourhoods and Community Services Scrutiny Panel, which met at the Chalvey Community Centre, in The Green, on Thursday.
The panel agreed to recommend plans for stricter dog control orders, including banning dogs from play areas, but said stronger enforcement is still needed.
Dympna Sanders, head of neighbourhood enforcement, said: "Dog fouling is seen as a low level offence."
The council officer said it is difficult to catch offenders 'in the act'.
She was presenting the new proposals, which would introduce a wider range of rules, for dog owners to stick to.
They include a borough-wide order to remove dog faeces, keeping a dog on a lead in specified locations and limiting the number of dogs under control by one person to three.
People caught flouting the rules could be fined.
A decision on the plans, backed by the committee, is set to be made at cabinet on Monday, July 16.
This article appeared in Slough Observer 27 Jun 12
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Jun 27, 17:38
How about a Council Initiative, maybe cover the cost of poo bags for a short period of time for the uneducated people who allow their dogs to poo and not clear it up, also, if the Council really want people to clear their dogs doings up then when they decide to remove a damaged dog waste bin they should replace it, the one on the corner of Marescroft Road and Whittaker Road is an ideal example.
It does work both ways SBC, because the poo bin just inside the green area on Whittaker Road is always emptied about a week too late when bags of poo are overfilling the bin, most sensible people would take it home but SBC should be accountable too!
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Jun 27, 17:40
Jun 28, 09:50
The council do provide free dog poo bags and have been trying to educate the public for several years now. There are countless signs up saying that dog fouling is an offence and that fines could be issued. Unfortunately there are still too many irresponsible dog owners out there who don't give a damn. The community wardens carry out regular patrols of the parks and streets in the hope of catching owners allowing their dogs to foul and handing out poo bags and advice. The Slough Animal Warden also put a lot of work in to educating people but i feel it is a problem that will never be solved as some people just don't seem to care. With regards to the dog poo bins that have been removed, the new green dual litter bins have replaced some of these. However if there are no green litter bins in the area that you mention then you could contact Slough Enterprise and advise them that a bin is required here. You can do this via the Slough Borough Council Website. Hope this helps :-)
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Jun 28, 19:27
Jul 6, 09:11
To be honest with you some people near where I live just dont care and are very lazy. No amount of bins or posters will do any good.
The council need to be tough on these offenders by imposing fines. Hopefully then these selfish idiots will eventually get the message.
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