Dog fouling: Worst streets in Corby, Kettering, East Northants and Wellingborough revealed

Hundreds of people have complained to their local council about dog fouling on public footpaths over the past five years, according to official figures
Hundreds of people have complained to their local council about dog fouling on public footpaths over the past five years, according to official figures

Hundreds of people have complained to their local council about dog fouling on public footpaths over the past five years, according to official figures.

And the Northants Telegraph can reveal which streets have been complained about the most during that period.

Hundreds of people have complained to their local council about dog fouling on public footpaths over the past five years, according to official figures

Hundreds of people have complained to their local council about dog fouling on public footpaths over the past five years, according to official figures

Corby Council had 67 complaints relating to owners allowing their dogs to foul public areas for the year 2014/15.

And Beeston Place, Burns Drive, Chepstow Road, Cransley Gardens and Fotheringhay Road all had two recorded incidences of dog fouling.

In previous years the authority has had 61 complaints (2013/14), 82 (2012/13), 101 (2011/12) and 93 (2010/11).

The council did not record which streets had the most complaints over those years.

In East Northamptonshire the district council received a whopping 195 complaints about dog fouling for the year 2014/15, the most in the north of the county.

And the streets which generated the highest number of complaints were as follows:

Newton Road, Rushden – 12

Clare Street, Raunds; Hollington Road, Raunds – both 9

Farnham Drive, Rushden – 8

Westfield Avenue, Rushden – 7

Oakley Road, Rushden – 6

Primrose Hill, Raunds – 5

Cromwell Road, Rushden; Wykeham Road, Higham Ferrers – both 4

Trafford Road, Rushden; Lodge Way, Irthlingborough; Thorpe Street, Raunds; Blackfriars, Rushden; Pantiles, London Road, Raunds; Talbot Road, Rushden; Wellingborough Road, Rushden; Alledge Drive, Woodford; Rectory Road, Rushden – all 3. Figures for previous years are not available.

In Kettering there were 121 complaints in 2014/15, down significantly on previous years (207 in 2013/14, 203 in 2012/13, 193 in 2011/12 and 190 in 2010/11).

The most complained-about streets were Britannia Road (five), Thurston Drive (four), Havelock Street, Higham Road, Baker Avenue, Shakespeare Road and Polwell Lane (three), Alexandra Road, Kettering, Carrington Street, Dahlia Road, Green Lane, Hood Walk, St Chads Walk, Stamford Road and Whitehall Road (two).

Wellingborough Council in 2014/15 received 43 complaints relating to owners allowing their dogs to foul public areas, which was the highest since the 72 calls in 2010/11.

Previous years have seen 39 complaints (2011/12), 34 (2012/13) and 36 (2013/14).

The most complained–about streets in 2014/15 were Albert Road, Wellingborough, with three, and College Road, Wollaston, and Manor Road, Grendon, with two.

There were no other streets with more than one report.