Bishop Middleham and Mainsforth Parish Council to launch anti-dog fouling campaign (From The Advertiser Series)
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Bishop Middleham and Mainsforth Parish Council to launch anti-dog fouling campaign
A PARISH council is preparing to crack down on dog fouling after a survey revealed it was one of residents’ top concerns.
Bishop Middleham and Mainforth Parish Council are planning to drop leaflets across both villages to urge residents to report irresponsible dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets.
At a parish council meeting at Bishop Middleham Village Hall last night (Wednesday, October 10), councillors voiced concerns over the health hazards the dog faeces presents to children.
Councillor Julie Hall, chairman of the council, said the children’s play area and the football field in Bishop Middleham were particularly bad.
“It is absolutely disgraceful the amount of dog dirt we have had to clean up on a Friday and Saturday morning,” she added.
The council is also considering increasing patrols and issuing fines of up to £1,000.
Banning dogs from the playing field has also been identified, but only as a last resort.
Councillors agreed that Councillor Harvey Neve, who designed the leaflet, should research printing costs.
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