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Tackling dog fouling in Hanwell and West Ealing

by Nigel Bakhai on 20 April, 2013

New stickers going up in streets around Elthorne to tackle the problem of dog fouling

New stickers going up in streets around Elthorne to tackle the problem of dog fouling

Following a number of recent complaints from residents, I have arranged with council officers for new stickers to be installed on lampposts in Elthorne to tackle the issue of dog fouling in the area.

According to figures obtained by my Lib Dem colleague Cllr Gary Malcolm in December, we have seen an increase in the number of reports of dog fouling across the borough over the last couple of years with 260 cases reported in 2010/11, going up to 289 in 2011/12.  With fewer Envirocrime officers walking the streets and less park rangers there have also been fewer penalty charge notices handed out to irresponsible dog owners with 13 issued in 2010/11 but only 1 issued in 2011/12.

The streets to have the new stickers include Felix Road, Endsleigh Road and Eccleston Road in West Ealing, as well as Southdown Avenue, St Mark’s Road, Bishops Road, St Margaret Road, Green Lane, Humes Avenue and a part of Lower Boston Road in Hanwell.  The streets were chosen by me following requests by residents in these roads or because I have noticed particular problem with dog fouling in these streets when I have been out and about in the area.

The stickers remind dog owners about their responsibility to clear up their dog mess. Council officers will monitor the selected streets for the next few months to see if these stickers are effective in reducing the amount of dog mess reported in these roads. At the end of this period, if these stickers are effective then we can arrange for more to be put up around the ward, or decide if more action is required to tackle the issue.

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