A campaign has been launched in Louth to tackle irresponsible dog owners and clean up the streets. Entitled ‘Not on my street’, it aims to encourage dog owners to clear up after their pets and for local people to report offenders.
In recent months there has been a significant increase in dog fouling in Louth, with local organisations, including the Council, making clear that it is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Dog owners are being reminded that not clearing up after a dog carries a fine of £75.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Doreen Stephenson, said: “Dog fouling is a blight on our community and it will not be tolerated. This new campaign will help us to catch those irresponsible dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets.
It is vital that local people help us by reporting offenders so we can track them down. By working together we can put a stop to dog fouling once and for all.”
Eight fire engines were called out to Fairfield Industrial Estate in Louth after a major fire broke out. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service asked residents nearby to close their doors and windows because of the smoke.
A brigade spokesperson has told Calendar that the fire is now under control and fire engines are gradually leaving the scene.
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A teenager from Lincolnshire, who suffered horrific facial injuries after being attacked walking home from school, has had the last laugh after becoming a model. Sophie Russell, who's 16 and from Market Rasen, suffered a broken nose, shattered face and hip crack as a result of the attack last year.