Wirral Council gets tough on dog fouling, fly-tippers and alleyway dumping

Wirral Globe: Council gets tough on dog fouling, fly-tippers and alleyway dumping Council gets tough on dog fouling, fly-tippers and alleyway dumping

A £500,000 drive to tackle the triple environmental eyesores of dog fouling, alleyway dumping and fly-tipping has been launched by Wirral Council.

The local authority disclosed that clean up costs for "environmental crime" amount to £3.5m a year.

Environment chief Cllr Brian Kenny, said: "Environmental crime is as destructive to a community as anti-social behaviour.

"Everyone has a role to play in keeping our neighbourhoods clean, and ensuring that other people do so as well."

The initiative – over the next two years - will be linked to an extension of the "Love Wirral" grant scheme – a clean-up project backing community pride ventures.

Cllr Kenny said: "Environmental crime is consistently named as a top improvement priority by our residents and these campaigns are aimed at supporting residents to tackle problems in their local area.

"The council will back this up with increased alleyways patrols and a new regular cleansing schedule that will not only help us keep these areas clean, but help boost our recycling rates as well."

Around 30,000 terraced homes will be targeted in the first phase of an alleyway dumping project.

Householders will be informed on better compliance with waste collection services before two problem areas will be involved in a pilot project to encourage residents to take ownership of waste problems in their area.

A specialist team will be deployed to areas where there are problems with fly tipping.

They will work closely with environmental enforcement officers to bring prosecutions and deter illegal waste disposal by contractors and private landlords.

Dedicated alleyway patrol officers will also be deployed in areas of terraced housing to deal with complaints from the public and a newly-reinstated four-weekly cleansing schedule will help waste disposal teams recycle more rubble, wood and some furniture items that are regularly found in alleyways.

A six month campaign aimed at encouraging owners to clean up after their dogs will also be launched, targeting up to 120 dog fouling 'hotspots' across Wirral.

Dog owners, if caught, will be issued with a fixed penalty notice.

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4:17pm Fri 11 Apr 14

WirralAl says...

Shame we can't hit Wirral Council for on the spot fine when they come out with a load of BullS##t or wasting Millions of our hard earned cash on grey wheelie bins!
Shame we can't hit Wirral Council for on the spot fine when they come out with a load of BullS##t or wasting Millions of our hard earned cash on grey wheelie bins! WirralAl
  • Score: 6

5:09pm Fri 11 Apr 14

jeselis says...

I bet the cost of implementing the dog fouling scheme far outweighs the actual number of fines issued and collected!

Where I live, there used to be a clear 'no dog fouling' sign on a lamp post, and frankly the number of owners who let their mutt foul right under it tells you just how successful a deterrent it was!

I hope the area around New Brighton, especially ST Georges Park and the passage ways to Atherton ST & Sudworth Road which constantly fall 'foul' to this blight are a targeted hotspot.. whatever that means! How exactly are you going to catch these selfish fools? Should residents be armed with cameras and forward their photographic/caught in the act evidence to Cllr Kenny? Then what? Weekly column in the Globe showing the faces of the accused and asking people who know them to call in with their names & addresses? Good luck with that! Saying that. I do applaud any action to better our local environment, as long as it is workable. *ps stop cutting down trees if you want to improve the Wirral environment!!
I bet the cost of implementing the dog fouling scheme far outweighs the actual number of fines issued and collected! Where I live, there used to be a clear 'no dog fouling' sign on a lamp post, and frankly the number of owners who let their mutt foul right under it tells you just how successful a deterrent it was! I hope the area around New Brighton, especially ST Georges Park and the passage ways to Atherton ST & Sudworth Road which constantly fall 'foul' to this blight are a targeted hotspot.. whatever that means! How exactly are you going to catch these selfish fools? Should residents be armed with cameras and forward their photographic/caught in the act evidence to Cllr Kenny? Then what? Weekly column in the Globe showing the faces of the accused and asking people who know them to call in with their names & addresses? Good luck with that! Saying that. I do applaud any action to better our local environment, as long as it is workable. *ps stop cutting down trees if you want to improve the Wirral environment!! jeselis
  • Score: 15

5:17pm Fri 11 Apr 14

mickey1more says...

Bets the council have wardens checking The Quarry in Rowson Street next to The Sandridge pub. What a disgrace that park is. I have learned over the wall and watched dog owners constantly letting their dogs foul the park and just walk off ! Act now Council it's not rocket science !
Bets the council have wardens checking The Quarry in Rowson Street next to The Sandridge pub. What a disgrace that park is. I have learned over the wall and watched dog owners constantly letting their dogs foul the park and just walk off ! Act now Council it's not rocket science ! mickey1more
  • Score: 11

8:21pm Fri 11 Apr 14

katryn says...

They want to try coming round Peel Avenue estate the number of times i have cleared dog mess from front of the house and now contending with cat mess from our garden it's ridiculous.
They want to try coming round Peel Avenue estate the number of times i have cleared dog mess from front of the house and now contending with cat mess from our garden it's ridiculous. katryn
  • Score: 5

8:23pm Fri 11 Apr 14

katryn says...

katryn wrote:
They want to try coming round Peel Avenue estate the number of times i have cleared dog mess from front of the house and now contending with cat mess from our garden it's ridiculous.
Also opposite CO-OP Old Chester Road where the grassed area is the public bin has been overflowing with dog poop bags for months on end not been emptied in a longtime.
[quote][p][bold]katryn[/bold] wrote: They want to try coming round Peel Avenue estate the number of times i have cleared dog mess from front of the house and now contending with cat mess from our garden it's ridiculous.[/p][/quote]Also opposite CO-OP Old Chester Road where the grassed area is the public bin has been overflowing with dog poop bags for months on end not been emptied in a longtime. katryn
  • Score: 6

12:44am Sat 12 Apr 14

Thepleb says...

What they don't tell you is the dog fouling patrol is now almost non existent after cllr Kenny and the rest cut them down from 10 to 6 and then 4 have left to be replaced by no one, two dog fouling officers for the whole of the wirral, the public should get a reward for spotting the unfortunate pair.For flytipping just make sure you report it before 5pm as streetscene staff will be on their way home, after 5pm ring the council's Cctv control room 6665265 o sorry forgot they closed that in the last round of cuts just go to b@q buy a brush and sort it yourself, why did they not announce this generous sum of money before making their staff redundant another council mystery
What they don't tell you is the dog fouling patrol is now almost non existent after cllr Kenny and the rest cut them down from 10 to 6 and then 4 have left to be replaced by no one, two dog fouling officers for the whole of the wirral, the public should get a reward for spotting the unfortunate pair.For flytipping just make sure you report it before 5pm as streetscene staff will be on their way home, after 5pm ring the council's Cctv control room 6665265 o sorry forgot they closed that in the last round of cuts just go to b@q buy a brush and sort it yourself, why did they not announce this generous sum of money before making their staff redundant another council mystery Thepleb
  • Score: 9

9:03am Sat 12 Apr 14

PaulCa says...

"Dog poo", I'd like you to meet "election time" and "votes". I trust you will have a very brief, prosperous and happy relationship together.

So... until the next time.............
"Dog poo", I'd like you to meet "election time" and "votes". I trust you will have a very brief, prosperous and happy relationship together. So... until the next time............. PaulCa
  • Score: 1

9:06am Sat 12 Apr 14

PaulCa says...

jeselis wrote:
I bet the cost of implementing the dog fouling scheme far outweighs the actual number of fines issued and collected!

Where I live, there used to be a clear 'no dog fouling' sign on a lamp post, and frankly the number of owners who let their mutt foul right under it tells you just how successful a deterrent it was!

I hope the area around New Brighton, especially ST Georges Park and the passage ways to Atherton ST & Sudworth Road which constantly fall 'foul' to this blight are a targeted hotspot.. whatever that means! How exactly are you going to catch these selfish fools? Should residents be armed with cameras and forward their photographic/caught in the act evidence to Cllr Kenny? Then what? Weekly column in the Globe showing the faces of the accused and asking people who know them to call in with their names & addresses? Good luck with that! Saying that. I do applaud any action to better our local environment, as long as it is workable. *ps stop cutting down trees if you want to improve the Wirral environment!!
How about the "faeces" of the accused? That might be a votewinner
[quote][p][bold]jeselis[/bold] wrote: I bet the cost of implementing the dog fouling scheme far outweighs the actual number of fines issued and collected! Where I live, there used to be a clear 'no dog fouling' sign on a lamp post, and frankly the number of owners who let their mutt foul right under it tells you just how successful a deterrent it was! I hope the area around New Brighton, especially ST Georges Park and the passage ways to Atherton ST & Sudworth Road which constantly fall 'foul' to this blight are a targeted hotspot.. whatever that means! How exactly are you going to catch these selfish fools? Should residents be armed with cameras and forward their photographic/caught in the act evidence to Cllr Kenny? Then what? Weekly column in the Globe showing the faces of the accused and asking people who know them to call in with their names & addresses? Good luck with that! Saying that. I do applaud any action to better our local environment, as long as it is workable. *ps stop cutting down trees if you want to improve the Wirral environment!![/p][/quote]How about the "faeces" of the accused? That might be a votewinner PaulCa
  • Score: 2

9:44am Sat 12 Apr 14

ballacrain says...

Has any one noticed that you do not see dog mess outside council offices, don't dogs go past anymore.
With regards tipping in entries. Would it not be wiser to bring the free Eric service back.
Has any one noticed that you do not see dog mess outside council offices, don't dogs go past anymore. With regards tipping in entries. Would it not be wiser to bring the free Eric service back. ballacrain
  • Score: 8

10:33am Sat 12 Apr 14

Joeblogg85 says...

PaulCa wrote:
"Dog poo", I'd like you to meet "election time" and "votes". I trust you will have a very brief, prosperous and happy relationship together.

So... until the next time.............
Ha ha, spot on Paul. It's one of the most popular topics at Wallasey Town Hall.
[quote][p][bold]PaulCa[/bold] wrote: "Dog poo", I'd like you to meet "election time" and "votes". I trust you will have a very brief, prosperous and happy relationship together. So... until the next time.............[/p][/quote]Ha ha, spot on Paul. It's one of the most popular topics at Wallasey Town Hall. Joeblogg85
  • Score: 5

6:49pm Sat 12 Apr 14

steady cyclist says...

Perhaps somebody from the ciouncil should venture down to the bomb irte of Beufort road, birkenhead, soon to be oposite a chineese import centre,if that ever happens, beds mattreses and lots of fly tipped crap, then alongside Bidston moss recycling centre again loads of rubbish.

Oh and there is a bin full to bursting on the prom at new brighton, with a bin bag over it to stop people putting more stuff into it, been like that for 3 months.
EMPTY THE DAMM THING.
Perhaps somebody from the ciouncil should venture down to the bomb irte of Beufort road, birkenhead, soon to be oposite a chineese import centre,if that ever happens, beds mattreses and lots of fly tipped crap, then alongside Bidston moss recycling centre again loads of rubbish. Oh and there is a bin full to bursting on the prom at new brighton, with a bin bag over it to stop people putting more stuff into it, been like that for 3 months. EMPTY THE DAMM THING. steady cyclist
  • Score: 5

7:16pm Sat 12 Apr 14

keen gardener says...

When will people get the message re fly tipping & dog poo? Not until they are either fined on the spot, or hauled before the Courts (at taxpayers expense no doubt). A lack of refuse bins along the whole of the prom (from Seacombe to Meols) is a "major issue". However, today I walked my dog from Moreton Common to Meols and collected 14 discarded dog poo bags on my way and lost count of the number of poos that were not bagged. "Shame...shame...sha
me on irresponsible dog owners" say I and that includes a female walking her dog last week to whom I informed that her dog had just "deposited" and her response was "oh...ok"...!!!!
When will people get the message re fly tipping & dog poo? Not until they are either fined on the spot, or hauled before the Courts (at taxpayers expense no doubt). A lack of refuse bins along the whole of the prom (from Seacombe to Meols) is a "major issue". However, today I walked my dog from Moreton Common to Meols and collected 14 discarded dog poo bags on my way and lost count of the number of poos that were not bagged. "Shame...shame...sha me on irresponsible dog owners" say I and that includes a female walking her dog last week to whom I informed that her dog had just "deposited" and her response was "oh...ok"...!!!! keen gardener
  • Score: 7

12:22pm Mon 14 Apr 14

rover600 says...

Signs will sadly cure nothing for those that let their dog's S*** everywhere don't or can't read, a physical presence is what is needed and hefty fines as in they'd get hit once with a fine and then realise its cheaper to clean up!

To the Council I'd say or pray that Grange Mount & Grosvenor Road are on your warden's hit list, these streets are glorified dog toilets currently.
Signs will sadly cure nothing for those that let their dog's S*** everywhere don't or can't read, a physical presence is what is needed and hefty fines as in they'd get hit once with a fine and then realise its cheaper to clean up! To the Council I'd say or pray that Grange Mount & Grosvenor Road are on your warden's hit list, these streets are glorified dog toilets currently. rover600
  • Score: 3

9:15am Thu 17 Apr 14

keef666 says...

If they spent a Million pounds employing a team fitted with cameras, then they could film and fine the public for dropping litter in the streets, scumbags with beer cans and dog fouling, say £50 on the spot or £100 in police station/court, then post in the local papers etc, then the message will get out there, this used to be a beautiful area to live in but now its a s***hole,
You only have to watch kids coming home from school in to the corner shop a bag of crisp and can of pop, eaten drunk then dumped on the street!
If they spent a Million pounds employing a team fitted with cameras, then they could film and fine the public for dropping litter in the streets, scumbags with beer cans and dog fouling, say £50 on the spot or £100 in police station/court, then post in the local papers etc, then the message will get out there, this used to be a beautiful area to live in but now its a s***hole, You only have to watch kids coming home from school in to the corner shop a bag of crisp and can of pop, eaten drunk then dumped on the street! keef666
  • Score: 3

11:55pm Thu 17 Apr 14

PaulCa says...

Eric Pickles says...

"Better than any plastic bag for scooping up dog poo is a freshly run off copy of Frank Field's soon to be banned "BIRKENHEAD PRAVDA COUNCIL NEWSPAPER", so get your copy while you still can folks."
Eric Pickles says... "Better than any plastic bag for scooping up dog poo is a freshly run off copy of Frank Field's soon to be banned "BIRKENHEAD PRAVDA COUNCIL NEWSPAPER", so get your copy while you still can folks." PaulCa
  • Score: 2

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