Eight Carlisle areas to be targeted by dog squad revealed
Last updated at 11:39, Wednesday, 04 April 2012
A hit squad of wardens is cleaning up Carlisle’s streets after it was revealed 560 complaints were made about dog fouling and more than 400 strays seized.
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Why does it take so long for action to be taken. The streets are a mess and have been getting worse for many years. I know for a fact that a main path where I live has not been swept or cleared of dog muck for well over 6 months, if not longer. It seems that everything has to be done at last minute when it comes to keeping the city clean. Recently we had the story about new street cleaning equipment and a spring clean for the city, the first in 6 years! Now we have hit squads to tackle graffiti and dog fouling. The cleanliness of the city and its suburbs should be paramount on the council agenda. Do we have to put up with these pre election stunts every April ? The fact is successive city councils have been more interested in spending millions on duff projects and developments when they should have been keeping on top of basic services.
i live in new harraby-i agree we have a dog fouling problem and a major problem of dog owners having no lead on their dogs.No control whatsoever.Im a responsible dog owner-If my dog peed or pooed out walking ,id willingly pick it up.I keep nappy bags in my pocket just incase. Also keep my dog on a lead. Shes been attacked 3 times by dogs off leads in this area. Very intimidating and unsafe.
I take my Daughter to Yewdale School and the amount of Dog Poo outside the School is absolutely disgusting and a health hazard. I am sure the dogs responsible are not strays but have irresponsible owners.