Taking action to tackle dog fouling issue

ACTION has been taken to tackle dog fouling in Todmorden.

Officers from the Upper Valley Neighbourhood Policing team joined forces with Calderdale Council community wardens, dog wardens and environmental health officers to talk to dog owners and residents about the issue.

Inspector Derek Benn, community safety partnership manager, said: “The community of Todmorden have continually told us at ward forums and PACT meetings how high a priority this is for them.

“The council and police have responded by arranging these days of action.”

Coun Pauline Nash, Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for communities, said: “The vast majority of dog owners take a responsible approach and clean up after their dogs.

“But the problem of dog fouling has been brought up time and again at meetings we have had with the public.

“We are determined to tackle this issue.”