500 sign petition over dog muck in Nelson streets

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the controversy over Nelson’s streets being full of dog muck will go to the council chamber on Monday night.

Former chairman of Pendle Council’s Nelson Committee George Adam and Walverden Ward’s Coun. Julie Henderson will hand in a petition signed by more than 500 residents in the Walverden and Cloverhill areas of town.

In it they call for action to be taken on the problem.

Last week, we told of problems encountered by the mother of a young disabled girl negotiating footpaths in the Vicarage Road area of the town – and Mr Adam said the strength of feeling was so strong he could have collected 5,000 names.

“People are disgusted that nothing seems to be happening,” he said.

“I would ask as many people as possible to join me at the meeting on Monday night to show councillors how they feel.

“This is not a political petition. It represents the feelings of the people of the wards.”

And Coun. Henderson said: “It is a big problem, with every street corner seeming to be affected.”

The pair said the area committee and Nelson Town Council ought to consider sponsoring an extra dog warden to cover Nelson – the council currently has just one warden and three enforcement officers for the whole borough.