Could dog ban help fix fouling situation in Haverhill?

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The issue of dog fouling in Haverhill town centre has been discussed by councillors.

The issued was brought up at a meeting of the Haverhill Area Working Party (HAWP), which was held in Castle Manor Academy on February 25.

“It’s not nice,” said Haverhill councillor, Tony Brown. “We need to reach more people and offer bigger punishments for dog owners who don’t pick up after their animals.

“At the moment there’s too much carrot and not enough stick.

“My worry is, we’re not reaching the people who don’t pick up after their dogs. We’re preaching to the converted to some extent.”

Cllr Maureen Byrne suggested a possible solution could be to ban dogs from certain parts of town such as the Rec.