Dog owners in clean up plea

Coun Yvonne Klieve urges dog owners to clean up after their pets
Coun Yvonne Klieve urges dog owners to clean up after their pets

AN ANGRY Wigan councillor has led fresh calls for local dog owners to clear up after their pets.

Coun Yvonne Klieve, who represents Golborne and Lowton West, says councillors and the local authority have done all they can to tackle one of the most complained-about community issues and yet a minority of folk continue to flout the law.

Ward councillors have invested in bins and warning signage on lamp posts and even spray-painted on pavements in the last two years to try to improve footpaths.

Many walkways have bins as do parks have litter bins and even libraries give away free doggy bags. There is also the threat of fixed penalty notices. But Coun Klieve says some owners still haven’t got the message. She said: “It’s just not fair for our residents in particular children who have to dodge mess walking to school, it can be very dangerous to young children, which we need to protect.”