Bid to stop lazy dog owners at Colne primary school

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A HEADTEACHER has taken action after becoming increasingly concerned about dog fouling at his Colne primary school.

Two CCTV cameras have now been installed at Sacred Heart RC Primary School, in Red Lane, after pet owners continually failed to pick up dog dirt from the pavements.

Headteacher Mr John Robertshaw said he now hopes that the problem will be stopped and that those responsible will be caught.

He said: “It is a health hazard, and it is not pleasant having dog muck outside school.

“We have had a lot of trouble with dog fouling, to the point where we have been spending a lot of money. We have been paying for the pavements to be jetwashed.

“We are not going to tolerate it.

“It has been an increasing problem, and particularly in the last three months it’s been getting worse.”

And David Alexander, senior environmental crime officer for Pendle Council said: “We’re hopeful that this could lead to prosecutions in the area.”

Mr Robertshaw said he would like to thank Trawden-based CCTV company Eye CU, who installed the cameras for free, and Unique Clean who have offered their services for free over the past year.