Bid to tackle Weston’s dog fouling issue

PUBLISHED: 11:00 05 July 2016

Vale Vets has warned dog owners (stock image)

Vale Vets has warned dog owners (stock image)

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A scheme to tackle dog fouling in Worle has been so successful it is being rolled out in Weston-super-Mare, councillors say.

North Somerset Council is working with volunteers to clean up dog poo in North Worle and Wick St Lawrence.
The scheme included issuing posters with the words ‘disgusting’ and ‘vile’ on them, in a bid to make dog owners think about their actions.

At the most recent meeting of the council’s executive, member responsible for streets and open spaces Peter Bryant said: “We have been running a project in Worle regarding dog fouling and we have had a very good community response and it is working well. We are putting forward a zero tolerance approach with instant fines.”

Cllr Bryant said he is working with Central ward councillors Mike Bell and Richard Nightingale to try to extend the project into Weston.

Cllr Nightingale said: “I welcome the zero tolerance policy, which I have repeatedly campaigned for.

“Robust enforcement and ticketing in a zero tolerance atmosphere, aimed a people acting illegally must now be a priority.”


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