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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 2012At 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 2012Thank 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.
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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.