anger over dog fouling in Burnham-On-Sea town centre
traders and councillors in Burnham-On-Sea have this week urged
pet owners to be more responsible amid escalating problems with
dog fouling along town centre pavements.
owners in the High Street say they are constantly having to clear
up mess from pavements outside their businesses, which negatively
affects the image of the town.
Dean at florist Flowers and Things told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's
a horrible problem that's getting worse. We would ask dog owners
to be more responsible and either clean up or take their dogs
elsewhere - the mess on several mornings over past few weeks has
Street barber Mike Lowe added: "It's frustrating that a minority
of pet owners are flouting the rules, spoiling the reputation
of responsible dog owners."
and Highbridge Town Council says it is aware of the issue. Cllr
Paul Young told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I've experienced this
problem first hand because I actually managed to accidentally
tread in some of the mess myself this week in the High Street."
a horrible problem and as a council we urge dog owners to more
responsible and think about others. It looks bad on our town."
Town Centre Manager Bev Milner Simonds added that she is aware
that several traders have complained. She added: "I am discussing
this with the Sedgemoor Dog Warden and have asked for it to go
on the agenda of the council's next Town Improvements Commitee."
of up to £1,000 can be issued to pet owners who allow their
dogs to foul pavements in the area. Several
dog owners have been fined in recent years.