The Town Council would like to remind all residents and business owners that it currently funds a Dog Fouling Enforcement Officer – Phil Bradley.
Phil acts on information given to him through patrols, surveillance, erecting signs and issuing fixed penalty tickets, if fouling is not picked up and witnessed.
A couple of months ago we asked residents to report any problems to us and we would add these to a list of priority areas for Phil to patrol.
We had quite a few areas reported and Phil, along with his other work, patrolled the areas and made enquiries.
Please see below a list of the areas and the outcome from each:
Euston Road and behind the Job Centre – Phil visited the Job Centre to speak to staff about reports that some users of the Job Centre had been dropping cigarette butts. He advised them that it is an offence to drop a cigarette butt on the floor. Phil is trying to organise a bin to be located at the entrance of the Job Centre. In addition, there had been reports of fly tipping in the alleyway at the rear of the Job Centre. Phil arranged for the area to be cleansed and will continue to patrol regularly.
Footpath between the Allotment and Heysham High School – Phil visited the School about complaints received. The school said they will speak to students and do a litter pick in area.
Woodhill Lane – Phil spent a substantial amount of time in the area and will continue to monitor. There have also been some new fixed penalty warning signs put up in the area.
Alleyway near Morrisons – Phil visited the Alleyway and found it covered with rubbish and quite a bit of dog foul. He will continue to monitor the area and report problems back to the City Council.
Westminster Road and West End Road – Phil has spoken to residents in the area and found that the problem is happening mainly at night. He will continue to monitor the area including evening visits to try to catch the offender(s).
The Beach and Sandylands Promenade – The Dog Wardens monitor this area as much as is possible. Again, the culprits appear to be late night dog walkers. The lack of lighting on the promenade does not help the situation. Phil will continue to monitor the area including evening visits to try to catch the offender(s).
To make this post more effective we rely on intelligence gathering from members of the public, as Phil cannot be everywhere at once.
If you feel there are any areas near you (within Morecambe Town Council’s boundary) that suffer from a fouling problem please could you bring them to the attention of the Dog Fouling Enforcement Officer, to enable them to be investigated further.
Please telephone 01524 582935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to report any concerns and observations
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.