Don't foul our streets, warns Torridge council

TORRIDGE District Council has sent out a clear message to dog owners with the issue of four fixed penalty notices for fouling offences in the past week. Three of these were issued in Bideford and one in Torrington – and the council s Clean Neighbourhoods

TORRIDGE District Council has sent out a clear message to dog owners with the issue of four fixed penalty notices for fouling offences in the past week.

Three of these were issued in Bideford and one in Torrington - and the council's Clean Neighbourhoods Officers are working closely with the CCTV team in Bideford to identify any other possible offenders.

Councillor Barry Parsons, lead member for environmental health, said: "It saddens me to hear of the dog fouling offences and I am pleased that the CCTV cameras were able to highlight the offenders. Many people are not aware that a significant proportion of the dog population is infested with a parasitic worm, Toxocara, which is harmful to humans. With every justification many members of the public are concerned about the mess caused when dogs fouling pavements, parks and public areas. Torridge District Council has provided dog waste bins across the district as a facility for owners who clear up after their dogs. It's in everyone's best interests that we ask that these are used at every opportunity. Let's keep our streets clean!


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