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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Eight Carlisle areas to be targeted by dog squad revealed

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.

Posted by Andy Hill on 4 April 2012 at 18:42

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.

Posted by responsible dog owner on 4 April 2012 at 17:49

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.

Posted by Mrs O on 4 April 2012 at 16:55

Everyday on NEWTOWN rD DOGS are fouling the pavements, the street is a disgrace, the occupants have to put up with litter, cans, but most of all Dog poop, fine the people who own them, not just a token pament, but hit them hard in the pocket,

Posted by kathleen rawes on 4 April 2012 at 16:19

There is to many dogs about (and cats for that matter - although thats a huge other 'can of worms'!) im not only sick of dog fouling in the denton holme area (i see that wont be tackled/cleaned up, like some other parts of the city. You cant walk along the footpath (denton holme - cummersdale - dalston) without constantly looking at the pavement to see where your placing your feet. Im also sick of careless dog owners letting them of leads and always coming up right to your ankles and making you feel intimidated!! especially when you have a young child with you. No wonder there are so many dog attacks which take place - its out of order!

Posted by Helen on 4 April 2012 at 15:39

I bet the dog poo in Stanwix doesn`t smell.

Posted by Andre Alicante on 4 April 2012 at 14:31

No Peter, you are wrong there entirely. The Conservatives proposed an extra £85,000 to be spent on street cleaning, dog fouling and general clean up. This was proposed before Christmas. At the council budget meeting in February, the labour opposition decide to up this to £140,000.

This represents over a 2% increase in council tax but Labour didnt want to put the council tax up when the Conservatives had proposed a freeze so they took it out of the emergency reserves instead. They won the vote.

Lets hope we dont have any emergencies this year.

Posted by anon on 4 April 2012 at 14:24

That's interesting bt. According to the paper the conservatives opposed the money for the clean-up team which presumably means Brampton councillor Mr Mitchelson doesn't think there is a problem there.

Posted by Peter on 4 April 2012 at 14:14

I live in one of the areas targetted and the problem is cronic! My biggest problem is that I often see dog owners not clearing their dogs mess up, but I'm too scared of the confrontation and abuse I would recieve if I confronted the owner about it.

Posted by CP on 4 April 2012 at 13:51

clearing up dog mess should be a job for people on community service

Posted by shaun W on 4 April 2012 at 12:30

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