Concerns over dog mess and overgrown hedge in Caister


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Concerns have been raised by members of Caister Parish Council over dog fouling in the village.

At Monday’s meeting, members said that despite the risk of fines and even a criminal record, dog owners continued to allow their dogs to foul.

The borough council has three environmental rangers, who continue to appeal to residents to report any dog owners seen breaking the law.

Cllr Harry Webb said: “I spoke to a warden and asked how many fines had been handed out and he didn’t give an answer. It seems that they still aren’t really doing anything.”

The lack of bins in the village for dog owners to use was also an issue, with chairman Tony Baker suggesting that this is most likely the reason why people don’t clean up after their dogs.

Other issues raised included parking problems on Lacon Road, where cars are parking on the footpaths on both sides of the road making it difficult for other vehicles to pass. Forcing some to turn round.

An overgrown hedge close to the junction of Uplands Avenue and Norwich was a concern for Cllr Linda Rumble who was worried about the dangers it could cause for pedestrians and cars.

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She said: “The hedge is so overgrown that you cannot see past it from the pavement. You have to step out on to the road to see if you can cross safely.

“Cars coming down have to drive down the middle of the road because it comes right out into the road. Children use that road when they are walking to and from school. It is becoming a dangerous hazard.”

Mr Baker promised that the parish council would write to the highways department.