Faeces need a private firm
2:52pm Wednesday 16th January 2013 in Letters
IT LOOKS as if they really don’t know what they are doing, and as Cllr David Fouweather (Argus 11.1.13) says, Newport Labour-led council’s anti-dog-fouling plan is a failure. Extra warning signs have appeared on lampposts and public places across Newport, including heavily populated residential streets. The signs, not much larger than a normal-sized postcard, face the roads and traffic instead of the pavements.
These signs are more like invitations to a pooch’s public convenience, with just a sketch of a dog, its deposit and a message to “clean it up”. Where is the red diagonal stripe? Any responsible dog lover can see that the problem has disgustingly increased and is totally unacceptable. As Cllr Fouweather believes, the only remedy to clean up the dogs’ mess in public places is to give the job to a private firm, similar to the financially successful decisions by Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen councils.
Brian Donovan Darlington Court Newport