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Petition to: Provide suitable measures and enforcement to tackle the dog waste problem in Knaphill - Woking Borough Council

This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.

We the undersigned petition Woking Borough Council to Provide suitable measures and enforcement to tackle the dog waste problem in Knaphill. More details

Petition update 2 from the council, 04 April 2012

At the meeting of the Executive on 15 March 2012, at which the Petition was considered, the Executive was supportive of the petition and acknowledged that dog fouling was a Borough-wide issue which had a negative impact on pride of place, health and community enjoyment. Councillor Mrs B A Hunwicks, Portfolio Holder for the Environmental Maintenance Contract, announced that a Borough-wide campaign named ‘Foul Play’ would be worked up to tackle and raise awareness of the issue. A pilot of the scheme would be run in Knaphill, with the intention to roll-out a Borough-wide campaign. Councillor Mrs B A Hunwicks highlighted actions taken by the Council in response to the petition, such as improved dog waste facilities at Barton Close and the link path between Cavell Way and Florence Court, Knaphill. It was noted that the Foul Play initiative would include increasing dog fouling signs and posters and ensuring ongoing awareness. The Executive was informed that a deep clean of Sussex Road, Knaphill would be programmed, and residents would be able to report any area in need of cleaning direct to Serco.

The Executive thanked Dr Fuller for attending the meeting and raising the issue of dog fouling. The Executive agreed that Officers would work up in detail, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, a Borough-wide campaign placing great emphasis upon responsible dog ownership and encouraging increased and more detailed reporting of problems from residents so the Council’s available resources can be used to best effect. It was further agreed that a pilot of the Foul Play campaign would be run in Knaphill.

Petition update 1 from the council, 23 February 2012

Thank you for submitting a petition to Woking Borough Council in relation to dog waste in Knaphill, received on 21 February 2012.

The number of signatures received through the e-petition exceeds the threshold required for a petition to be referred to a meeting of the Executive. The petition will be debated at the next meeting of the Executive, to be held on Thursday, 15 March 2012 at 7.00 p.m. in the Council Chamber of the Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking. Dr Fuller, or his nominee, has been invited to attend the meeting to present the petition.

The outcome of the Executive's consideration will be published following the meeting.

More details from petition creator

Dog waste is a serious problem in Knaphill, particularly around Sussex Road heading to the Lower and Junior schools, and in the walkway between Cavell Way and Brushfield Way. We want the Council to provide better facilities to help our children get to school more safely and to be able to play outdoors in areas which are now becoming out of bounds.

We would like the Council to consider measures such as more dog waste bins. Enforcement signs should be clearly posted in areas where they are not yet visible. Council wardens should patrol these areas more frequently and enforce the legal regulations on dog fouling.

Current signatories

Dr Thomas Fuller, the petition creator, joined by:

  • Mrs Anna Fuller
  • Victoria Cinnirella
  • Stephanie Leckie
  • Andrew Gresham
  • Micky Wolfsthal
  • Annette Law
  • Avi Wolfsthal
  • Emma Dabbs
  • Rebecca Mcfarlane
  • Louise Green
  • Caroline Felton
  • Melissa Stonehouse
  • kate palmer
  • Bettina Gresham
  • Garry Wake
  • Andy Hills
  • Carol Kavanagh-Hall
  • Corinne Leppard
  • Elaine Thompson
  • Louise Wake
  • Clare Leigh
  • Kim Peacock
  • Alison Bostock
  • Rebecca Everitt
  • Caroline Wright
  • lorraine contessa
  • Gordon McFarland
  • Emma Hardaker
  • Fiona Copper
  • Melinda Phelps
  • Jackie English
  • Annette Kassier
  • Jane Culshaw
  • Louise Evans
  • Mary-Jane Toogood
  • Susan Billingham
  • Jennifer McFarland
  • Richard Sliwinski
  • Andrew Adcroft
  • Charmaine
  • Kate trice
  • Melissa Collins
  • Aude Ruddy
  • Sarah Bowman
  • namita gandhi
  • Caroline Chew
  • Rose Tapper
  • Deborah Clench
  • Sarah Gill
  • Paul Gray
  • Anne Parsons
  • Kirsteen Murray
  • SARA MACDONALD
  • Marie Howse
  • Jo Walker
  • Jane Ware
  • Paul Goodwin
  • michele povey
  • Michael Walker
  • Louise Gray
  • Kara Hewitt
  • Philip Ginever
  • temurray@eml.cc
  • Caroline Hare
  • Jonathan Hewitt
  • Alysia Welch
  • Jason Murray
  • Paul Bostock
  • Caroline Bowen
  • michele churcher
  • Stephen Hughes
  • Nicola Farrar
  • Paul Farrar
  • Bruce Young
  • Lynne Young
  • PAUL HOPKINS
  • Elisabeth Gunn
  • John Gunn
  • Karen Ward
  • Thomas Bowen
  • stacy collyer
  • james collyer
  • Melaney Legg
  • Alison Smith
  • Claire Berghorst
  • Tim Berghorst
  • Peter Ward
  • Claire Stafford
  • Nicola Stone
  • Faye Swart
  • Ben Stockham
  • Michelle Warris
  • David Leckie
  • William McIntyre
  • Karen Mailes
  • Hayley Tullett
  • Ian Tullett
  • Richard Sharp
  • Amanda Newton
  • Linda Matchett
  • Stephanie Ralph
  • Cllr Melanie Whitehand
  • June Russell
  • Colin Russell
  • Victoria Worsfold
  • Kate Stockham
  • Angela Sanderson
  • Helen Jones
  • Claire Emes
  • Jenny Jordan
  • Philip Brown
  • Ludmila Burton
  • Nancy Sparkes
  • Erica Ehoro
  • Karen Perenara
  • Robert Clench
  • Rebekah Salmon
  • Peter Burke
  • Karen Philpott
  • Kim Chaffey
  • K.Higgens
  • james waller
  • Sally Edwards
  • Sharon West
  • Marian Cochrane
  • Nora Rynne
  • Mrs Kate Plater
  • Paul Harding
  • Simon Jones
  • Cyril Ehoro
  • Nick Tyrrell
  • Paul Walsh
  • Kathryn Lloyd
  • Ruth Wells
  • Clare Seymour
  • Jacqueline Spencer
  • Katherine Heslop
  • J.White
  • Nicolle Marques
  • VICTORIA JAMES
  • Liz Perkins
  • Matt Perkins
  • Mrs V Shone
  • Susan Muir
  • Adam Kitcat
  • Tina Kitcat
  • Germaine McBride
  • Karyn Jordan
  • Miles Jordan
  • Carol Dinsdale
  • Stuart Ford
  • HEMMA SORNUM
  • David Andrew
  • Mary Lyons
  • Katy Robinson
  • Lucy Green
  • andy davis
  • Sharon Payne
  • Helen Pledge
  • peter millard
  • Chris Alsop
  • Kate Brannigan
  • Sharon Eager
  • Elizabeth Bateman
  • Jacqueline Bolton
  • Sarah Aires
  • Kevin Aires
  • paul down
  • Carole Marriott
  • Justin Williams
  • Anita Hankin
  • Katrina Leopold
  • Sarah Ward
  • Nick Birch
  • Claire Black
  • Kate Hobbs
  • Lucy Russell
  • David Russell
  • Sam Docherty
  • Andrew Docherty
  • mark cashen
  • Jo Halls
  • Philip Emerson
  • Liz Osbourn
  • Richard Head
  • Julie Birch
  • Laurie Fletcher
  • Katie Hawkins
  • Jill Taylor
  • Edward Taylor
  • Yuki Lenti
  • Marcelo Lenti
  • Darren Hawkins
  • Gemma Power
  • Ronan Hammond
  • Mal Foster
  • Karen Hitchon
  • Georgina Kelly
  • Pauline Parmentier
  • Gordana Pilkington
  • Ruth Moore
  • Stacey Munday
  • Gill Pinder
  • Gary Howard
  • Sally Stephens
  • Claire Johnson
  • Howard Street
  • Jennifer Street
  • Carole Porter
  • paul howse
  • Hemantha Kodikara Arachchi
  • Passant Khattab
  • louise storey
  • Jamie McHugh
  • Tsnveera Ahmed
  • Mark Harrington
  • Philippa Edwards
  • Steve Johnson
  • John Holcroft
  • Alan Christian
  • Connor flynn
  • louise challis
  • Brian Earl
  • Sarah Mitchell
  • Ian Mitchell
  • Julie Penketh
  • Astra Webber
  • Sarah Marcham
  • Ikpaisong Udobang
  • Mrs Nicola Bailey
  • Carl Dunne
  • Fiona Tayler
  • Tracy Fazackerley
  • colleen straver
  • Cheryl McDowell
  • Mike Lawrence
  • Kieran Hickey
  • Steven Carter
  • Anjali Gholkar
  • Robert Hobbs
  • Guy Curlewis
  • Ben Stafford
  • vicki wilson
  • Gillian Skelly
  • Joshua Gibson
  • Cheryl Baker
  • melanie Truman
  • Paul Burnham
  • Alison Szarvas
  • James palmer
  • Annice Biggs
  • Denise Green
  • Petra Davis
  • cara wyatt
  • Hayley Sutherland
  • Melanie Duval
  • Mrs D. Edgar
  • Anne Moore
  • Brenda Holmes
  • Stuart Hall
  • Beth Hall
  • Tony Hopson
  • charmaine cunningham
  • Dean Roberts
  • Claire Leigh
  • Richard Woodger
  • Kate Kett
  • Kirsten Templeton
  • Jill warn
  • Robert Dabbs
  • Liana Green
  • Colin Mitchell
  • Janet Mitchell
  • Doreen Kerry
  • Ian Taylor
  • Maggie Hardy
  • Vaughan Sparkes
  • Jim Green
  • Joan Healey