Dog fouling across Astley Bridge has become so much of an issue for residents, that many claim they play a daily game of ‘hop-scotch’ in order to avoid stepping in the mess.
Astley Bridge park has now acquired it’s very own nickname ‘dog poo park’, not the best advert for the area!
Bolton Council employs ONE, yes ONE dog warden for the whole town! Despite the best efforts from the dog warden to curb the issue, it appears it has made little impact in combatting the issue.
Bolton Lib Dems put forward an amendment at the budget meeting in February 2017, calling for money to be invested in combatting the problem. Bolton-Labour said NO!
Local community campaigner Warren Fox reported 7 incidents of dog fouling on Thorns Rd, Astley Bridge. The activist who litter picks each Sunday, finds many bags of mess dangling from trees, he said “irresponsible dog owners go to the efforts of chucking filled bags of poo into trees, so they dangle like baubles, it’s amazing”
“Rather than spending money on political vanity projects in our town centre like a £1million sauna/steam room at Bolton One, or giving £300,000 of our money to a rich law firm, the Labour-run Bolton Council should be spending our money on tackling issues that blight our town like dog mess. It is disgusting!”
Failure to clean up after your dog is an offence for which you may receive either a fixed penalty fine of £80 or you may be prosecuted in the magistrates court. This can result in a fine of up to £1,000.