Croydon Council is trialing a new approach in the next few weeks in a bid to tackling the scourge of dog fouling.
They will spray paint a temporary sign on to the pavement or footpath to deter repeat incidents of dog fouling in areas where it is a particular nuisance. These signs are a cheap, easy and visible reminder that it is an offence to allow dogs to foul the pavement and fail to pick it up.
Where these have been trialled in other parts of London they are reported to have had a positive effect both in reducing dog mess and in increasing public satisfaction that something is being done about it.
The Council will start the trial in 10 locations across Croydon where they believe it’ll have the biggest impact:
1. Lynton Passage (West Thornton)
2. Church Path (Broad Green)
3. Furze Road Alley (Thornton Heath)
4. Love lane (Woodside)
5. Ashburton Footpath (Ashburton)
6. Dalmally Passage (Addiscombe)
7. Bates Crescent (Waddon)
8. Thorneloe Gardens (Waddon)
9. Avon Path which runs between Avondale Road and Brighton Road, (Croham)
10. Footpath 173 which runs between Hereward Avenue and Pampisford Road (Purley)
This is an issue which frequently gets raised with me and it’s good to see my colleagues on Croydon Council taking best practice from other Boroughs and applying it locally to tackle this problem.