Police to target dog fouling

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PET owners could face fixed penalty notices if they let their dog foul in a nature reserve.

That was one of the outcomes of a priority setting meeting held last Tuesday to decide Brandon Safer Neighbourhood Team’s (SNT) focus for the coming months.

The resolution was made to reduce dog fouling at Aspal Close nature reserve, with the team set to work with Forest Heath District Council to tackle the problem.

There was good news after two priorities for previous months were signed off.

The panel agreed that youth-related anti-social behaviour occurring around the Tesco site in Brandon had reduced. The SNT worked with Forest Heath, Tesco and Anglia Community Leisure on the issue.

A street football event held in Tesco car park saw around 50 young people work with professional sports coaches and youth workers. A long-term street sports programme has since been put in place and funding has been found for mobile drug advice sessions delivered by the Matthew Project.

A second priority, of tackling parking issues around schools in Brandon was also signed off.