New bins to ensure cleaner Cambridge

By March 3, 2011Articles

New bins to ensure cleaner Cambridge

A concerned campaigner has managed to convince the local council to tackle the issue of dog fouling.

Lil Speed initially put up posters in the Ramsden Square area of Cambridge asking dog owners to take steps to clean up after their animals, reports

She then followed this up by distributing leaflets to homes in the area highlighting the dangers of dog mess and its possible impact on the health of young children.

Cambridge City Council has now confirmed that it plans to install a number of bins in the area to encourage more dog owners to clean up after their pets and make sure the streets remain Spring Clean all year-round. 

The new bins could also reduce the amount the council has to spend on commercial contract cleaning services.

Councillor Mike Pitt, executive councillor for environmental and waste services for the council, said: “Lil Speed’s campaign has had a noticeable effect on fouling in both Kendal Way and Ramsden Square. A local campaign like this can have a big impact.”

Under the Dog Act 1996, if a dog fouls in a public place then it is an offence for an owner not to clear it up.

Posted by Marta Boshnakova.

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