Action plan bid to tackle dog fouling

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Councillors have been urged to do more to tackle the scourge of dog fouling across Wyre.

Coun Vivien Taylor, who is chairman of the council’s dog fouling focus group, says 
almost half of all people in the borough regard fouling as “an issue”.

Addressing a meeting of the council’s cabinet, Coun Taylor said: “As councillors I don’t think there’s a day goes by without a member of the public raising their concerns about the levels of dog mess within the borough.

“There are tremendous amounts of effort being put in by officers but it’s a matter that we as councillors should take ownership of as much as we possibly can to try and reduce the level.”

At the meeting, held on Wednesday evening, the cabinet agreed to put in place an action plan which will see councillors raise awareness of the problem in their own wards by making presentations to schools and community groups.

Seventeen councillors have already attended at least one of the focus group’s two initial meetings.

Council leader Coun Peter Gibson said: “It’s such a big issue that comes up time and time again. It’s especially nice to hear that there’s so many councillors taking part in it.”