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Extra officer to help crackdown on dog fouling in Burnley
9:30pm Thursday 28th June 2012 in Burnley
DOG fouling in Burnley is to be tackled with the introduction of a second enforcement officer.
Council leader Julie Cooper wants to target ‘the minority of anti-social dog owners who don’t clean up after their pet’.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) named Burnley as the second most successful authority in the country for successful littering and dog-fouling prosecutions.
The 12-month post will see the new officer support existing work by tackling ‘hot-spots’ across the borough.
Councillor Cooper said: “We promised we’d take on this extra member of staff as soon as possible and now we’re doing just that.”
The officer will work with community groups, schools and community organisations to promote the council’s zero tolerance approach to dog fouling and also report other anti-social and environmental issues such as graffiti and fly-tipping.
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