Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Dog Fouling is Back - shocking outbreak in Natland

The Parish Council and several villagers are very concerned about the recent outbreak of dog fouling, particularly on Helm Lane where two large piles a day are being discovered.
Volunteers have posted extra signs along Helm Lane to raise awareness and possibly deter the offender.  Residents are on the lookout.
Since the 2004 Parish Plan’s publicity campaign the problem in Natland has steadily declined as dog owners have become more socially responsible.  So the latest incidents may arise from a single individual’s uncaring attitude rather than any wider ignorance among dog-owners of what is expected these days.
Non-removal of dog faeces is a public nuisance and a health hazard.  It can be fined (up to £1000) under SLDC’s 2018 Public Spaces Protection Order.  Offenders, if identified, should be reported through the SLDC website or by phoning 01539 733333.
And let your Parish Council know.

David Peters
Chair of Natland Parish Council