Highlighting worst spots for dog fouling - by Kate Helyer
Langleigh Road is the hottest spot in Ilfacombe, so far, for dog fouling, with 14 reports of uncleaned mess since the Street Reps started their campaign,
The Five P's (Pin Pointing Pooch Poop Problems) campaign aims to collate information from reports by residents about dog fouling, so that hot spots can be identified and steps taken to eradicate the problem.
Street Reps chairman Kim Fuller and vice-chairman Mandy Ellis have set up a reporting system on the website, where residents can register an incident they have spotted.
Incidents are then marked on a map of the town to see where the worst offenders are failing to clear up after their dogs.
The map, and the tools to report an incident are available on the website at: www.ilfracombestreetreps.org.uk
Residents can also register an incident at the reception desk in the Ilfracombe Centre or by phone to the Street Reps line at: 07888 966 555
Working with the dog wardens, PCSOs and Town Warden Trish White, they said a pattern was already appearing.
Trish said: "We are already starting to see a pattern emerge and would encourage everyone to continue to report all sightings, new or repeated."
Where to watch your step.
The dog fouling hotspots in Ilfracombe are beginning to emerge. The list shows the roads and streets with the number of reported incidents so far.
Langleigh Road, 14; Langleigh Lane, 9; Hillsborough Road, 7; Highfield Road, 6; The Lanes, 4.
With two reported incidents each: Marlborough Road, Cow Lane, Cross Park and alleyway.
And with one report each: Furze Hill Road, Springfield Road, Regents Place/High Street, Capstone, Highfield Road, Albert Court, Portland Street, Victoria Road alleyway, Rapparee Beach Lane, Chambercombe Lane.
Reproduced with permission of the North Devon Journal