Dog fouling, littering and speeding to be tackled in villages near Corby

Speeding is set to be tackled during the days of action
Speeding is set to be tackled during the days of action
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Dog fouling and litter are just two of the issues set to be tackled in villages near Corby next week.

Corby Community Safety Team will be carrying out the days of action in Stanion and Little Stanion.

These days of action events provide a great opportunity for the borough council, Northants Police, the local community and other agencies to work together

Cllr Tom Beattie

The team will be out in force from Monday, July 13, until Thursday, July 16, tackling key areas for concern, including dog fouling, littering and speeding.

Neighbourhood wardens and street scene officers will be spraying dog waste with non-toxic fluorescent spray to raise awareness of the issue and to calculate the extent of the problem in both villages.

There will also be patrolling activities taking place which will include talking to dog walkers and the chance for responsible owners to win some dog-related prizes when submitted into a prize draw.

To catch those who do not clean up after their dog, a reporting form will be delivered through each door as a way for people to report those who are not bagging and binning it.

Workshops on littering will be given in both Stanion and Little Stanion Primary Schools during the week.

The sessions are aimed at encouraging children and young people to take pride in the area where they live and the importance of keeping their environment clean, as well as learning about the impact issues such as graffiti has in terms of residents feeling safe.

Speed gun operations will also be carried out by the rural safer communities team in problem areas, as part of tackling one of the main rural priorities.

Corby Council leader Tom Beattie said: “These days of action events provide a great opportunity for the borough council, Northants Police, the local community and other agencies to work together to deliver some activities on real issues that local people are concerned about.

“It’s great that the schools are actively supporting the programme and I hope that the prize draw will also encourage all dog walkers to make sure they are cleaning up after their pet in order to avoid quite a hefty fine.”