Concerns over dog mess in East Northants

Concerns have been raised over dog mess along the Greenway in East Northamptonshire
Concerns have been raised over dog mess along the Greenway in East Northamptonshire

Concerns have been raised over dog mess along the Greenway in East Northamptonshire.

The Greenway was designed to make attractive and safer walking and cycling routes available in the heart of the Nene Valley.

But Corey Beecher contacted the Northants Telegraph with a picture of the mess and said: “Following an email I received last week, which informed me that the dog warden had walked the Greenway and found it to be free of dog fouling, I took a five minute walk from my house and found this little lot. This is totally unacceptable.”

East Northamptonshire Council provides a dog warden service which is to promote responsible dog ownership and enforce dog control order legislation where possible.

Authorised officers can patrol parks and open spaces and specific areas where dog fouling has been reported, and anyone caught not cleaning up after their dog can be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £75.

A spokesman for East Northants Council said: “Two members of the waste team walked the Greenway last week and found no evidence of littering or fouling. However, we appreciate that this situation can change quickly due to the volume of people and their dogs using the Greenway. The dog warden will be contacting the concerned resident shortly to discuss the issue of fouling and to identify any action we can pursue.”

To report dog fouling in East Northants call 01832 742026 or email info@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk.