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19th Jan, 2022

Plans on environmental crime and dog controls across Solihull up for consultation

Sarah Mason 20th Dec, 2021

SILHILLIANS are being called to have their say on three consultations into environmental crime and dog controls across the borough.

Solihull Council wants comments on its updated Environmental Crime Strategy and Action Plan, which sets out the Council’s approach to tackling crime until 2026.

The draft strategy sets out how the Council wants to cut crime, which includes fly-tipping and littering, through education and use its enforcement powers in response to incidents.

The Council is also consulting on two Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) relating to dog fouling and exclusion of dogs from children’s play areas and school land.

The Council is also seeking views on other areas of dog-related anti-social behaviour including how many dogs one person can walk at one time and the requirement to keep dogs on leads in specified areas.

Councillor Alison Rolf, cabinet member for Safer and Stronger Communities, said: “Residents have already played a vital part in maintaining high levels of cleanliness across the borough.

“However, we are aware that a minority continue to disrespect our local environment by littering, fly-tipping or failing to clean up after their dogs in public areas.

“The Council is keen to build on its strong partnership with residents and continue the conversation about how we can work together so that everyone is able to enjoy our local environment.”

The consultation on the Environmental Crime Strategy and Action Plan will close on January 23.

To read the plan or comment click here.

The consultation on dog controls will close on January 16.

To view the proposals or comment click here.

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