February 7, 2011
stamp out dog fouling,' urge concerned Highbridge residents
wardens in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are to step up their
patrols amid concerns about increasing fouling of pavements and
grass verges in the two towns.
Residents' Association has raised concerns about fouling in several
areas, including Highbridge's Morland and Poplar estates, plus
Apex Wildlife Park during a public meeting.
warden Tina Kick, who works for Sedgemoor District Council, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com that patrols are being stepped up where there
are known issues.
putting more attention on those areas where residents have let
us know there are problems," she said.
Gray, Vice Chairman of Highbridge Residents' Association, who
is pictured with Tina Kick, said: "There have been a number
of problems recently where dogs have been left to foul verges
and pavements. It is a worry, especially to those with children."
penalty tickets are given to dog owners, with fines starting at
£50 if paid within one week and £75 within two weeks,
while unpaid bills are escalated to the courts.
Councillor Chris Williams added: "It would be nice to see
more foulers prosecuted and the fines widely publicised to disuade
with concerns about dog fouling in the Burnham and Highbridge
area can contact Sedgemoor District Council by calling 0845 408
top is Tina Gray, Vice Chairman of Highbridge Residents' Association,
left, with Sedgemoor dog warden Tina Kick discussing the current
issues at a meeting in Highbridge