Number of fines is pathetic

Number of fines is pathetic

Number of fines is pathetic

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THE number of fines that have been handed out in the first five years of the Cheshire East Council’s existence for littering and dog fouling are derisory, see figures below.

With a population of more than 370,000, covering 450 square miles, to hand out just 15 fines for dog fouling over the past two years is pathetic.

To issue just 49 fines in the past two years for littering is simply not good enough.

Dog fouling and littering are two of the biggest concerns of local residents and the council should be taking the problem far more seriously.

Dog fouling is a potential health hazard, especially to the young.

The council has wardens across the borough and should be using its powers to issue fines far more frequently.

At the moment, the small minority of irresponsible residents who drop litter and allow their dogs to foul without cleaning it up have no fear because they know there is virtually no chance of getting caught and fined.

The council needs to do more to educate the public about the need to keep our lovely borough clean, tidy and safe.

Fixed Penalty Notices issued for Littering April 2009 – March 2010 = 31 April 2010 – March 2011 = 82 April 2011 – March 2012 = 21 April 2012 – March 2013 = 24 April 2013 – March 2014 = 25 Fixed Penalty Notices issued for Dog Fouling April 2009 – March 2010 = 15 April 2010 – March 2011 = 8 April 2011 – March 2012 = 28 April 2012 – March 2013 = 6 April 2013 – March 2014 = 9

Clr Brian Silvester Cheshire East Council

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1:48pm Thu 1 May 14

jimjamhartford says...

Fine these scumbags plenty I say. Unfortunately we've already lost the battle long term. People are no longer proud of their surroundings and no longer ashamed of littering. I do from time to time see people picking up other people's rubbish, taking real pride in their neighborhood. They are however, fighting a losing battle and I sometimes feel sorry for them that the bottle they've just disposed of will shortly be replaced by yet another wrapper or dog poo..
I'm slightly ashamed that I rarely pick up other people's litter, but I never litter myself. I do take exception to louts who brazenly chuck stuff on the floor, cannot help myself but to ask them to pick it up. 50% of the time they oblige, the other half I can't repeat what they say.
Fine these scumbags plenty I say. Unfortunately we've already lost the battle long term. People are no longer proud of their surroundings and no longer ashamed of littering. I do from time to time see people picking up other people's rubbish, taking real pride in their neighborhood. They are however, fighting a losing battle and I sometimes feel sorry for them that the bottle they've just disposed of will shortly be replaced by yet another wrapper or dog poo.. I'm slightly ashamed that I rarely pick up other people's litter, but I never litter myself. I do take exception to louts who brazenly chuck stuff on the floor, cannot help myself but to ask them to pick it up. 50% of the time they oblige, the other half I can't repeat what they say. jimjamhartford
  • Score: 1

5:27pm Thu 1 May 14

GOFFY says...

If a dog poo's where people walk there is an outcry, and rightly so but if a horse has poo's nearly half a wheelbarrow full where people walk nobody ever complains. I wonder why? perhaps horse poo is something special.

Goffy
If a dog poo's where people walk there is an outcry, and rightly so but if a horse has poo's nearly half a wheelbarrow full where people walk nobody ever complains. I wonder why? perhaps horse poo is something special. Goffy GOFFY
  • Score: 8

6:44pm Thu 1 May 14

j@northwich says...

Some months ago I saw a group of lads in school uniform drop several pieces of rubbish on the pavement outside Barclays bank in Northwich obviously having visited McDonalds. I spoke to them suggesting they pick it all up and put it in the nearby bins, and after a bit of banter they obliged and cleared up with no aggro from them. The ones I had problems with were other passing adults who gave me dirty looks, tuts, and even one "What gives you the right to tell the kids what to do?" What hope is there for a clean town centre with that kind of reaction from adults?
Some months ago I saw a group of lads in school uniform drop several pieces of rubbish on the pavement outside Barclays bank in Northwich obviously having visited McDonalds. I spoke to them suggesting they pick it all up and put it in the nearby bins, and after a bit of banter they obliged and cleared up with no aggro from them. The ones I had problems with were other passing adults who gave me dirty looks, tuts, and even one "What gives you the right to tell the kids what to do?" What hope is there for a clean town centre with that kind of reaction from adults? j@northwich
  • Score: 10

1:04pm Tue 6 May 14

DanielClegg says...

GOFFY wrote:
If a dog poo's where people walk there is an outcry, and rightly so but if a horse has poo's nearly half a wheelbarrow full where people walk nobody ever complains. I wonder why? perhaps horse poo is something special.

Goffy
http://www.netdoctor
.co.uk/ate/childrens
health/200336.html

Toxicariasis is why! The above is a link to why dog poo's is such a problem, horse poo does not contain the same parasites.
[quote][p][bold]GOFFY[/bold] wrote: If a dog poo's where people walk there is an outcry, and rightly so but if a horse has poo's nearly half a wheelbarrow full where people walk nobody ever complains. I wonder why? perhaps horse poo is something special. Goffy[/p][/quote]http://www.netdoctor .co.uk/ate/childrens health/200336.html Toxicariasis is why! The above is a link to why dog poo's is such a problem, horse poo does not contain the same parasites. DanielClegg
  • Score: 1

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