Problems with dog fouling in the Fellside Park, Whickham, area could soon be a thing of the past. Many dog walkers using the school field act responsibly and bag the dog waste. However, due to the lack of bins in the area, some dog walkers have been throwing their wrapped waste into nearby bushes.
This has led to concerns by those residents who live close to the area. However following intervention by your local councillors, dog wardens have been patrolling the area recently advising people of the health issues and warning them of the penalty; which could be a fine of £50.
A bin has also been ordered for the area, between Parkway and Corsair.
Photo: two of the locations around Fellside Field where dog fouling has been a problem.