Follow through on dog fouling threats
IN response to Pet owners bin dog mess signs in September 11 issue of the Beaconsfield Advertiser on page seven. IN your September 11 edition of the Beaconsfield Advertiser, you highlighted the problem of dog fouling and invited suggestions as to how this problem could be resolved.
I live in Howard Crescent, in Seer Green. Howard Crescent starts from a branch off Howard Road and returns a couple of hundred yards further down Howard Road – a perfect circuit for dog walkers.
We all know that dogs have to perform, the problem is the owner who doesn’t clear up the mess.
Most mornings, around 7.30am to 8.30am, I have witnessed a chap striding out with a fairly large dog, off the lead, which stopped to relieve itself, then scampered off to catch up with his master.
No attempt is made to go back to clear up the offensive mess.
The grass area in front of my garden wall has been the recipient of this behaviour a number of times, in spite of the notice given to me by Chiltern District Council, which I have fixed to the wall, warning of a £1000 fine, which is completely ignored.
But how many fines have been implemented? I suspect none.
So my solution would be to persuade Chiltern District Council to have one of their environmental health officers parked in a vehicle, in Howard Crescent, with a camera, and to record this behaviour, prosecute and see it through to an effective £1,000 fine.
Make sure that the event is recorded in your paper (and the nationals if possible) and readers with similar reckless and unreasonable habits will hopefully be reluctant to get caught and incur a £1,000 fine.
The message to CDC is don’t just issue notices, put in the extra bit of effort, and do something about implementing the warning.
IAN COOK Howard Crescent