Campaign launch after complaints about dog fouling in Swinton

Swinton councillors Ken Wyatt and John Doyle are helping to respond to resident's concerns over dog fouling by providing free dog waste bags for distribution from the town's library & customer service centre. Pictured back l-r Councillor John Doyle and Linda Slater, resident. Front l-r Dog walkers Terry Houghton, Jack, Janine Sansome, Roker and Councillor Ken Wyatt and Frankie. Picture: Marie Caley S1053MC

Swinton councillors Ken Wyatt and John Doyle are helping to respond to resident's concerns over dog fouling by providing free dog waste bags for distribution from the town's library & customer service centre. Pictured back l-r Councillor John Doyle and Linda Slater, resident. Front l-r Dog walkers Terry Houghton, Jack, Janine Sansome, Roker and Councillor Ken Wyatt and Frankie. Picture: Marie Caley S1053MC

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Dog walkers in Swinton are being urged to clean up after their pets following complaints about the state of streets and parks in the town.

Councillors have launched a campaign in a bid to tackle the issue and are urging dog walkers to pick up free dog waste bags.

The bags are available from the town’s library and customer service centre, off Queen Street.

Boxes of the bags have been purchased from the councillors’ Community Leadership Fund.

They are available to collect now during normal library opening times.

Swinton councillor Ken Wyatt said: “We have had a number of complaints about dog fouling in particular along walk to school routes.

“All people are asking is that dog walkers please be responsible.

“Please pick up after your pet rather than leave the mess on the footpath for someone else to tread in.

“A child could take this into school on their shoes.”

Councillors and dog walkers gathered at the library last week to officially launch the scheme. For more information contact the library on 01709 583116.