Pick up your dog mess, walkers warned by Croydon Council

The pavement stencils

The pavement stencils

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Croydon Council has launched a new tactic to remind dog walkers to pick up after their pooches.

The council has painted bright yellow pavement stencils with a message saying pick up or pay up.

Stencils have been drawn on 20 known dog-fouling spots as the council increase enforcement patrols.

The council believe dog fouling is a major issue in some parts of the borough along with littering and fly tipping.

Councillor Simon Hoar, cabinet member for community safety and public protection said: “Anyone who owns and walks a dog should always carry a supply of bags with them.

“Those owners who think it’s OK to just walk away after their dog has been to the toilet need to think about the way they are spoiling everyone else’s enjoyment of the area.

“If they get caught they’ll soon feel the pain of a fine and the possibility of an expensive prosecution.”


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10:32pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Mr Strings says...

It certainly is a major issue, on Shitehorse Road and Smellesley Road.

There is CCTV everywhere, why isn't this used to catch them? The fines should pay for the man-hours involved.

I'm all for enforcement teams, but I've never seen one.
It certainly is a major issue, on Shitehorse Road and Smellesley Road. There is CCTV everywhere, why isn't this used to catch them? The fines should pay for the man-hours involved. I'm all for enforcement teams, but I've never seen one. Mr Strings
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8:54pm Tue 8 Apr 14

ArfurTowcrate says...

They should rub the owner's nose in their pooch's mess. That'll teach them.
They should rub the owner's nose in their pooch's mess. That'll teach them. ArfurTowcrate
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9:00pm Tue 8 Apr 14

ArfurTowcrate says...

Mr Strings wrote:
It certainly is a major issue, on Shitehorse Road and Smellesley Road.

There is CCTV everywhere, why isn't this used to catch them? The fines should pay for the man-hours involved.

I'm all for enforcement teams, but I've never seen one.
Yes, quite - another election gimmick. Lots of initiatives get announced by the Tories, like compulsory recycling and clamp downs on flytipping, but having cut Croydon council services to the bone, there's nobody to put them into action. As William Hague would put it, all spin but no delivery.

Whatever happened to those para-military looking blokes in North End that were meant to clamp down on litter and fag butts? They seem to have disappeared, like their orange fleece-wearing predecessors.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Strings[/bold] wrote: It certainly is a major issue, on Shitehorse Road and Smellesley Road. There is CCTV everywhere, why isn't this used to catch them? The fines should pay for the man-hours involved. I'm all for enforcement teams, but I've never seen one.[/p][/quote]Yes, quite - another election gimmick. Lots of initiatives get announced by the Tories, like compulsory recycling and clamp downs on flytipping, but having cut Croydon council services to the bone, there's nobody to put them into action. As William Hague would put it, all spin but no delivery. Whatever happened to those para-military looking blokes in North End that were meant to clamp down on litter and fag butts? They seem to have disappeared, like their orange fleece-wearing predecessors. ArfurTowcrate
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11:18am Wed 9 Apr 14

motomoto says...

Even if the council does use enforcement officers it will probably be council standard working hours which are mon to fri 9am till 5pm.......if this is the case people will just walk their dogs earlier and later and for want of a better way to put it.......same sh1t different day.......lol.......
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Even if the council does use enforcement officers it will probably be council standard working hours which are mon to fri 9am till 5pm.......if this is the case people will just walk their dogs earlier and later and for want of a better way to put it.......same sh1t different day.......lol....... . motomoto
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