Horncastle Councillors back plans to halt dog fouling problem

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Town councillors in Horncastle have backed plans to crackdown on incidents of dog fouling.

The News revealed last week that police had joined forces with East Lindsey District Council’s dog warden service to combat the problem .

They are planning extra patrols in the town - particularly in ‘hot spots’ where there have been reports about dog fouling. Residents have also made complaints.

Speaking at a meeting of the Town Council last week, councillors said they backed the new measures being taken and admitted dog fouling was a problem.

PSCO Nigel Wass told councillors they were determined to catch offenders who were allowing their dogs to foul on pavements.

Councillor Fiona Martin welcomed the patrols but said she had still received reports of dog fouling in the area around Horncastle Primary School.

She said: “There does seem to be a particular problem in the Stanhope Road, Lindum Road and Bowl Alley Lane area.

“It is very close to a couple of schools and it is not nice to think children and their parents are regularly walking these routes. It’s pretty horrendous.”

PCSO Wass agreed their was a problem in the vicinity of the school and appealed for people to come forward with information.

He said: “We are patrolling the area as often as we can.

“I’m sure someone knows something about who is responsible.

“If we can catch one person and take action it will send out a message to other owners.”