Action to tackle dog mess in Rushden street

Signs have gone up and dog mess has been sprayed to highlight the issue

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 12:00 pm

Action is being taken to tackle the problem of dog fouling in a Rushden street.

Rushden Town Council is working closely with East Northants Council and residents of Glenfield Close in the town to help identify potential dog fouling offenders.

A spokesman for the town council said: "The authority has received a number of complaints from local residents about the persistent dog fouling not being picked up after one or more dogs in the local area.

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Signs have gone up and dog mess has been sprayed to highlight the problem in Glenfield Close, Rushden

"An officer from the council has put up signs and sprayed the offending dog foul to highlight the issue there.

"Patrols have taken place and local residents have had leaflets put through their doors to encourage them to report anyone they see committing this offence.

"It is a breach of the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to not pick up after your dog, with a fine of £100 for anyone caught.

"We would like to encourage the local community to report anyone they see failing to pick up after their dog."

This can be done by calling East Northants Council on 01832 742000 or via their website here.

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