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Lemington News

April 2, 2012 8:03 AM

Dangers to Children in our Area

Dog fouling continues to be a real problem. People don't seem to realise that children can go blind as a result of contact with dog mess. New measures are being taken by Council staff to identify dog owners who don't clear it up, warn them of the penalties and prosecute them. Fines of £1000 can be faced by people who fail to clear it up.

Broken Glass on pavements, roads and open spaces seems to have become a much bigger problem in Lemington in recent weeks. When Lemington Lib Dem Councillor Liz Langfield raised the issue at the recent Ward Committee, other residents agreed that they had seen a lot more of it about. This is a danger to children and older people who might stumble and fall on it. Broken glass can also penetrate soles on lightweight shoes and can badly cut dogs' and cats' paws. The neighbourhood Response Team is being vigilant and will quickly clear away any broken glass they come across. Residents can help by reporting broken glass to Envirocall on 274 4000