Foul play tackled

Clean-up at Warbreck

A clean-up to rid streets in Orrell Park of dog fouling is taking place this week.

It follows a walkabout in the area by Warbreck ward councillors who identified a particular problem in the Moss Lane/Orrell Lane area with dog fouling.

On Friday, council and housing association staff will join councillors in a drive to clean up the area. Letters will be delivered to households to remind dog owners of their responsibilities and the potential penalties they face if they allow their dogs to foul.

A poover – a machine with a suction tube to remove dog dirt and which disinfects the area – will be used to ensure the roads are dirt-free.

As well as clearing up the dog dirt there will also be a general litter pick.

“This is the first of a number of spring cleans in the ward,” said local Councillor Ann O’Byrne. “As well as cleaning up the neighbourhood we want to encourage local residents to show pride in their area.

“We are appealing ,especially to dog owners, to make sure their pets do not foul these streets – there is a real problem with this and we determined that it will be tackled.”