Winning the war on dog fouling in Darwen

Coun Jim Smith

Coun Jim Smith

First published in News Blackburn Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

PEOPLE living in an area blighted by dog dirt have reported a reduction in the problem since a campaign was launched.

Residents called a meeting at the Craven Heifer pub earlier this year to discuss the problem around Pole Lane.

The meeting, led by Bosley Close resident John Roberts, was attended by officers from Blackburn with Darwen Council who discussed ways to tackle the issue.

Mr Roberts, husband of council leader Kate Hollern, who will stand for election in the area in May said: “We have got some new big signs up in Rudyard Drive and Pole Lane.

“And we have had the dog warden here regularly and done some leafleting.

“There has been a noticeable drop in the amount of dog dirt.

“The council is going to do a dog chipping evening at the Craven Heifer which will also tie in with the dog dirt campaign.”

Blackburn with Darwen Council chiefs hosted a follow-up meeting earlier this month at The Old Function Rooms in Watery Lane, where the drop in dog dirt was reported.

Residents also showed a commitment to maintain the progress by promoting responsible dog ownership.

Coun Jim Smith, executive member for environment, said: “I am pleased to see measures we have taken to tackle dog fouling have led to residents in Marsh House reporting a reduction in what is a disgusting and anti-social act.

“We will carry on working hard with residents to ensure we continue this trend both in the Marsh House area, and across the borough, making sure that those who allow their dog to foul in our community are prosecuted, and named and shamed in the press.”

Residents who want to get involved in tackling dog fouling can call 01254 585397.

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11:15am Tue 11 Mar 14

Darren1951 says...

Fine - now see if the same thing can't be done in the Richmond Terrace, Atlas Road, Railway Road area. Almost every, morning there are mounds of the stuff on the pavements.
Fine - now see if the same thing can't be done in the Richmond Terrace, Atlas Road, Railway Road area. Almost every, morning there are mounds of the stuff on the pavements. Darren1951
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2:02pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Just an observer says...

Tut tut councilor smith, perhaps you want to practice what you preach. i have seen your dog do it do, and you just stood at yous door with a can of beer.
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Tut tut councilor smith, perhaps you want to practice what you preach. i have seen your dog do it do, and you just stood at yous door with a can of beer. COMMENT MAY BE REMOVED FOR NAME & SHAME READSONS Just an observer
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2:21pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Darren1951 says...

Darren1951 wrote:
Fine - now see if the same thing can't be done in the Richmond Terrace, Atlas Road, Railway Road area. Almost every, morning there are mounds of the stuff on the pavements.
Does anyone enough "guts" to tell me why my comment was given a "thumbs down"?
[quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: Fine - now see if the same thing can't be done in the Richmond Terrace, Atlas Road, Railway Road area. Almost every, morning there are mounds of the stuff on the pavements.[/p][/quote]Does anyone enough "guts" to tell me why my comment was given a "thumbs down"? Darren1951
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2:33pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Mothernature says...

I see, the top half of Marsh House has had a reduction in dog dirt. Explains why us folks at the botton half (Sudell Rd, Highfield Rd, etc.) have had an increase. Why can't folks do what I do and let their dog do its business in their back yard or garden before taking it for exercise. I'm sure it would halt the spread of the 'poop bag bush' too.
I see, the top half of Marsh House has had a reduction in dog dirt. Explains why us folks at the botton half (Sudell Rd, Highfield Rd, etc.) have had an increase. Why can't folks do what I do and let their dog do its business in their back yard or garden before taking it for exercise. I'm sure it would halt the spread of the 'poop bag bush' too. Mothernature
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2:36pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Mothernature says...

Darren1951 wrote:
Fine - now see if the same thing can't be done in the Richmond Terrace, Atlas Road, Railway Road area. Almost every, morning there are mounds of the stuff on the pavements.
Pound to a penny it's that middle aged guy with the mastiff cross. He never cleans up after his dog and conveniently doesn't understand English when you challenge him.
[quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: Fine - now see if the same thing can't be done in the Richmond Terrace, Atlas Road, Railway Road area. Almost every, morning there are mounds of the stuff on the pavements.[/p][/quote]Pound to a penny it's that middle aged guy with the mastiff cross. He never cleans up after his dog and conveniently doesn't understand English when you challenge him. Mothernature
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2:28pm Sat 15 Mar 14

louderfasterlonger says...

Owners failing to clean up is a massive minority. Think about it. New tennant with a dog moves into an area with a dog. Takes dog out twice a day and fail to clean up. 2 turds a day.. over a week there are 14 turds in the area.. if they have 2 dogs its 28. 99% clean up 1% blight a neighbourhood.
Owners failing to clean up is a massive minority. Think about it. New tennant with a dog moves into an area with a dog. Takes dog out twice a day and fail to clean up. 2 turds a day.. over a week there are 14 turds in the area.. if they have 2 dogs its 28. 99% clean up 1% blight a neighbourhood. louderfasterlonger
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