Dog fouling problem is ‘a blight on the community’

Coun Deborah Baker

Coun Deborah Baker

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Caistor councillor and In Bloom chairman Deborah Barker has warned of an ongoing dog fouling problem in the 
town.

Coun Barker, who raised the issue at the town council’s monthly meeting on September 10, said: “There’s still a problem with dog fouling.

“There was one right in the middle of the footpath.”

Coun Barker said the problem was mainly in Chapel Street, High Street, and next to the town’s post office.

West Lindsey District Council (WLDC) prosperous communities committee chairman Coun Owen Bierley said: “Dog fouling is a blight on the community and is something that we as a council wish to tackle.

“Our officers work hard to keep West Lindsey a pleasant place to work and to live and when reported, we can deal with situations quickly.”

WLDC community officer Gaynor Allen said: “West Lindsey District Council takes dog fouling very seriously.

“Dog walkers should always carry bags when walking dogs in the district, wherever they are.”

Ms Allen urged residents to report any problems by calling the council on 01427 676676.

She said all incidents would be logged and investigated.

She said: “We can arrange for street cleansing if areas are particularly affected.

“If successful in pursuing offenders, we can also issue fixed penalty notices.”