Willaston and Rope Ward Councillor Brian Silvester is calling on the Cheshire East Council to hand out more 'on the spot' fines for dog fouling and littering.
He said," The number of fines that have been handed out in the first three years of the Council are derisory. (See figures below) With a population of 360,000, to hand out just 47 fines for dog fouling over 3 years is pathetic. Dog fouling and littering are two of the biggest concerns of local residents and the Council should be taking the problem seriously. Also dog fouling is a potential health hazard, especially to the young. The Council has a wide range of wardens across the Borough and they should be using their powers to issue fines far more frequently. Also more staff should be enpowered to issue fines as they go about their everyday duties. There should be more of a real deterrent to those small minority of residents who drop litter and allow their dogs to foul without cleaning it up.Also more needs to be done to educate the public about the need to keep our lovely Borough clean, tidy and safe."
Cllr Brian Silvester
Willaston and Rope Ward Councillor
Cheshire East Council
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