Stop Your Pet Pooping On The Pavement!


I have returned home this afternoon to find two messages on my answerphone off two different people complaining about Dog Pooh surrounding the pavement at the entrance of the Ashmore Park Nursery School.

The first message was from a lady who told me in no uncertain terms that the dog mess outside the School and the Doctors next door was a health hazard for the children and the patients. The second call was of a similar nature. I have written to the Director of Public Protection asking him to intervene and arrange for some ‘pavement action’ around the school and the doctors.

I have asked if the City of Wolverhampton Council can clean and place a No Fouling Notice up to remind dog walkers of their responsibility in law. One of the complainants had witnessed the owner with a dog at the time.

Please if you are a dog owner you have a liability in law to ‘scoop the poop’. Please do not leave it for others to walk in. Especially around such important places like Doctors and Schools which by the nature of the buildings attract heavy footfall.

There is a financial penalty if the offence is witnessed or captured via cctv.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more