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Dog mess set to get sprayed

Glennis Hill of Glamis Road, Leyland, and below, Coun Mike Otter when he trialled the spray paint in Farington

Glennis Hill of Glamis Road, Leyland, and below, Coun Mike Otter when he trialled the spray paint in Farington

A pensioner’s estate which has been blighted by dog mess is set to get the spray paint treatment.

Last week, the Guardian reported how 79-year-old Glennis Hill, of Glamis Road, was fed up of clearing up the mess left by selfish dog owners.

Now, her local councillors, Ken and Sue Jones, have vowed to tackle the problem head-on.

A trial was launched in Farington earlier this year when Coun Mike Otter took to the streets with special yellow spray paint.

The paint circled piles of mess around the streets of Farington to highlight the problem areas, and then workers from South Ribble Council would go out a day or so later to clean it up properly.

Since the scheme was piloted, there has been a noticeable reduction in the amount of fouling left in Farington.

Coun Sue Jones said: “A resident had mentioned about the scheme in Farington when Mike Otter did it, and said it was a brilliant idea and seemed to really work.

“There is a need for it, and we will be specifically targeting the Glamis Road area in the next few weeks.”

Mrs Hill said: “That would be grand.

“I saw it in Farington and it was really effective.

“They can do it as much as they want, as long as it works.

“Me and neighbours are sick of shifting it – we’re leaving it now.”

 

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