This article was published on July 20, 2012 and information contained within may now be out of date.
A campaign to deter dog fouling along public roads and footpaths in Hundleby has been hailed a big success.
Posters appealing for local people to report those responsible for dog fouling, as part of the Dog Watch Scheme launched earlier this year, were put up in Hundleby, and since then the area has seen a dramatic decline in dog fouling.
So far, there has only been one complaint of dog fouling in Hundleby since the campaign began.
Chairman of Hundleby Parish Council, Councillor Pam Badley, said: “Hundleby Parish Council is very grateful for this campaign, as dog fouling has been a big problem in our village for some time.”
Portfolio Holder for the Environment at the District Council, Councillor Tony Bridges, said: “Whilst the majority of dog owners are responsible people and pick up after their pets, a careless few are still walking away and leaving the wider community to pick up the mess and the bill! Not clearing up dog mess is totally unacceptable and we’re working harder than ever to try and catch those people who fail to keep our streets clean and tidy. When a dog fouling incident ends up in court those found guilty should expect to be named and shamed.”
Dog owners who don’t clear up after their pet face a fine of up to £75.
Editors Note: Whilst the level of dog fouling in Hundleby may have reduced there are still issues left to be resolved in Spilsby and the surrounding areas. If you have any information regarding dog fouling, please report it to the District council.