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Plan to tackle litter and dog-fouling

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Friday 8th August 2014

EXTRA patrols are being brought in to tackle litter and dog fouling after it emerged it costs the council £1.2 million a year to clean it up.

 

Private enforcement company Kingdom Securities will bring in an additional 12 full-time and one part-time enforcement officers to patrol streets across the central, Dearne, north, north east and south wards from Monday.


The officers will be attached to the council's Community Safety Team and work alongside the local Safer Neighbourhood Teams.


They will wear the uniform of the Community Safety and Enforcement Team, but will also wear 'plain clothes' at times.


The new officers will wear body cameras while on duty, so that all enforcement activity can be monitored.

 

** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle newspaper, dated August 8. **

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Posted by Gary I Sat 9th Aug 2014 at 9:37am

Great ! - Patrols where the council will actually pick up litter. How about employing someone to patrol the lanes and beauty spots around Barnsley where the real idiots dump their fridges, mattresses, old carpets, builders waste and beer cans ?

Posted by Lesley I Sat 9th Aug 2014 at 9:49am

I know what Gary means about moving the rubbish, but how about we all take a bit more responsibility and dispose of these items correctly in the first place. I think it is disgraceful that we have to employ people to clean up after us. Never heard of a bin or refuge site.

Posted by Eddie I Sat 9th Aug 2014 at 9:53am

With regards to dog fouling, no need for this. Just take a bag and pick it up. We live on a private owned lane leading to fields and the amount of people that just walk their dogs down the lane and foul the entrance to the field where the general public go is disgusting. Would you let your dog foul outside your own gate?

Posted by Barry I Sun 10th Aug 2014 at 10:08am

I'm guessing this money saving scheme is going to be self financing ? Personally, I think it's waste of time. The "degenerates" that do the littering wont learn from a fifty pound fine. They'll probably just do it more secretly after they have been fined, (if they ever pay it?) They are a lost cause. We need more street cleaners.

Posted by jeh I Mon 11th Aug 2014 at 2:02pm

what about more bins to put ribbish/dog waste in - it may help

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