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Kingdom littering and dog fouling patrols begin

Release date: 
Wednesday, 12 April, 2017

Burnley Council is furthering strengthening its campaign to keep the streets of Burnley as clean as possible.

The council’s head of Streetscene, Joanne Swift, said: “As from today, if you drop litter, including chewing gum, or fail to clean up after your dog you risk being issued with a £75 fine.

“Enforcement officers will be patrolling across the borough to help keep our streets and neighbourhoods clean and tidy.”

The patrols have been introduced in response to residents’ calls for more action to tackle those that spoil our communities for everyone. Time and again surveys have highlighted littering and dog fouling as the top priorities as far as residents are concerned.

Mrs Swift added: “Just think how much cleaner, and how much money would be saved, if we didn’t drop litter. At the same time, why should we have to avoid piles of dog dirt every time we walk along the street or over a piece of grass? It only takes a moment to drop litter into a bin or pick up after you dog. It’s not a lot to ask.”

For further details go to www.burnley.gov.uk/enforcement

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