Petition for dog bins and stop dog fouling

PEOPLE living on a Weston estate say they have to shut their windows because of the stench from dog mess littered outside their homes. Residents of the Bournville estate say despite the rising summer temperatures the situation with rogue dog owners is so

PEOPLE living on a Weston estate say they have to shut their windows because of the stench from dog mess littered outside their homes.Residents of the Bournville estate say despite the rising summer temperatures the situation with rogue dog owners is so bad on some days that they cannot cool down by opening the windows because of the smell.People are finding the mess outside their homes, in their gardens and on pavements around the shops.Parents have also complained the routes to Bournville infant and junior schools are covered in dog foul, and are worried about the damage it could do to their children.A petition has been started by residents to hand to North Somerset Council, demanding more dog bins be put up in the area.Residents say if dog bins are put up then irresponsible pet owners have no excuse but to put the mess in the bin.Anyone on the estate who wants to sign the petition can visit the For All Healthy Living Centre and ask at reception.North Somerset Council says it will prosecute people who do not pick up their pets' foul, if spotted by a dog warden.A spokesman for the authority said: "We have prosecuted people in the past and will certainly do it again in the future. We need as much information and evidence as possible though, so we would encourage people to ring the dog warden whenever they can."The council's dog warden can be contacted by calling 01934 884113.


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