Dog fouling is 'rife' in Kearsley, say residents

The Bolton News: Kearsley area forum: (left to right) Cllr Liam Irving and area co-ordinator Idris Jeewa address residents at the meeting Kearsley area forum: (left to right) Cllr Liam Irving and area co-ordinator Idris Jeewa address residents at the meeting

THE issue of dog fouling was raised at the Kearsley area forum on Monday night. 

Residents complained of dog fouling in various parts of the town, namely Pilkington Road, going onto Springfield Road. 

Some claimed they had contacted the council about the issue, but with no success.

One resident said: "Dog fouling in Kearsley is horrendous. At the bottom of Pilkington Road going onto Springfield Road, you can't walk down there without getting dog mess on your feet. Something needs to be done."

Carol Cardwell, of Stoneleigh Drive, in nearby Radcliffe, said: "Where I live is rife for dog fouling. 

"It's everywhere, and it's an issue for many people. It's just disgusting that people think it's OK to leave it there."

Speaking at the forum, area co-ordinator Idris Jeewa said: "The council has a zero tolerance policy towards litter."

Cllr Liam Irving added: "Dog fouling is really bad in Kearsley - a lot of people in the area are complaining to us."

As reported in The Bolton News, almost 1,800 dog fouling complaints were made across Bolton between 2009 and 2013.

Another issue raised at the forum was the traffic congestion on Lark Street, which runs alongside St Peter's C of E Primary School.

One resident said: "The traffic on Lark Street is a nightmare. Parents are always parking down here on the school run, and I counted 63 cars passing my bungalow window this morning."

Also discussed at the forum was the rebuilding of Wilson Bridge, which is weeks away from completion after planning permission was granted by Bolton Council last April. 

The Kearsley area forum took place at St Peter's C of E Primary School in Alexandra Street, Farnworth.

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10:08pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Citizen Cane says...

Hmm, foodbanks, flooding, global warming, bedroom tax, austerity, high taxes, budget deficit, inflation, unemployment, horse meat, immigrant rapists, human rights act, crime, Syrian conflict, Kiev protests, war crimes...and Kearsley residents top issue is "dog fouling"
Hmm, foodbanks, flooding, global warming, bedroom tax, austerity, high taxes, budget deficit, inflation, unemployment, horse meat, immigrant rapists, human rights act, crime, Syrian conflict, Kiev protests, war crimes...and Kearsley residents top issue is "dog fouling" Citizen Cane
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2:37am Tue 25 Feb 14

davidjb says...

in kearsley? its bloody everywhere at the moment
in kearsley? its bloody everywhere at the moment davidjb
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12:30pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Iluminati says...

To say that dog fouling in rife in Kearsley is a falasy. It's all over Bolton, and Bolton isn't an isolate case, this applies for every town and city in the the UK.

The solution to this problem is really very simple, like in many other countries, let's hike up the dog license to a responsible level, and confiscate dogs, who dirty the environment. Dog owners should be made aware that there is no second chance for dog fouling, and removal of dog dirt and any other administration costs should be included in the new dog license fee in order to cater for all eventualities. But of course, no chance of that!!!!!
To say that dog fouling in rife in Kearsley is a falasy. It's all over Bolton, and Bolton isn't an isolate case, this applies for every town and city in the the UK. The solution to this problem is really very simple, like in many other countries, let's hike up the dog license to a responsible level, and confiscate dogs, who dirty the environment. Dog owners should be made aware that there is no second chance for dog fouling, and removal of dog dirt and any other administration costs should be included in the new dog license fee in order to cater for all eventualities. But of course, no chance of that!!!!! Iluminati
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