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Press Release - 7th July 2011 - North Devon Journal

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Anti-poop campaigners reveal latest blackspots - by Kate Helyer

The anti-dog fouling, Five P's Campaign - Pin Pointing Pooch Poop Problems - is continuing to highlight the hotspots for uncleared dog mess in Ilfracombe.

Ilfracombe Street Reps set up the campaign, encouraging people to let them know where they spot an incident where dog mess had been left uncleared by its owner.

They have been marking the incidents on a map of the town, so that hotspots can be recognised and highlighted to local authorities, including the dog warden and local PCSOs, who can issue on-the-spot fines to offenders.

Street Reps vice chairman Mandy Ellis said: "We are attending a regular litter meeting on Tuesday with town councillors and we will be asking what can be done and exactly how they plan to address this problem."

In the last update to the Journal, the Street Reps showed that Langleigh Road suffered the most, with 14 reported incidents, closely followed by Langleigh Lane with 13. Two weeks later, Langleigh Lane is at the top of the list with another four reported incidents - the most in one street across Ilfracombe in the last fortnight.

The update shows the incidents in the last two weeks: Brookdale Place 1, Wildersmouth Beach 1, Brookdale Avenue 3, Highfield Road 1, Marlborough Road 1, Balmoral Terrace 3, Langleigh Lane 4, The Old Vicarage 2.

Reproduced with the permission of the North Devon Journal