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Call for action on dog fouling
11:38am Wednesday 30th January 2013 in News
NORTON Town Council is to investigate ways to address the problem of dog fouling in the town’s cemetery.
The cemetery manager has asked councillors to consider banning dogs from the area after an increase in fouling.
He told town councillors that people were bringing their dogs into the cemetery for exercise and many were not on a lead.
Mayor Coun Di Keal said the problem was people used the cemetery to get from A to B.
“There are also issues of those taking children to school and wanting to walk through with their dogs,” she said.
Coun Hugh Spencer said it was a problem close to his heart.
“There are logistical difficulties, but if people are prepared to name and shame it will go a long way to dealing with the problem,” he said.
Coun David Lloyd-Williams said there must be a ‘half-way house’ which would address the issue.
“Could we not look at ways which will satisfy the cemetery manager and dog owners such as bins in strategic places rather than a complete ban?” he said.
Councillors agreed to ask the clerk to investigate the issue and speak to Ryedale’s dog warden.