Top ten worst dog poo spots in Chesterfield

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Furious residents have kicked up a stink about dog muck, with 2175 complaints made to the council in five years.

In figures obtained from a freedom of information request, the Derbyshire Times can reveal the worst spots for dog poo in Chesterfield borough.

Topping the list – with 28 complaints since 2008 – is Middlecroft Road in Staveley. The road, near Springwell Community school, has topped complaint lists year after year, closely followed by South Street North in New Whittington, with 25.

Other poo hot spots were Wharf Lane off Sheffield Road and Prospect Road in Old Whittington, which both racked-up 24 complaints apiece.

Councillor Chris Ludlow, executive member for environment at Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “In the past year we have issued around 40 fixed penalty notices of £80 to dog owners who were allowing their dogs to foul the pavements or other public land. The council provides nearly 500 bins across the borough suitable for the disposal of bagged dog waste. We also spend a great deal of time educating the public about the nuisance, public health risks and cost to taypayers of dealing with dog mess across the borough.”

To report a poo problem, call 01246 345 345.

The worst-offending streets when it comes to dog poo have been identified by Chesterfield Borough Council as follows:

1.Middlecroft Road (28)

2.South Street North (25)

3.Wharf Lane (24)

4.Prospect Road (24)

5.Lansbury Avenue (23)

6. Newbold Road (22)

7.Vincent Crescent (20)

8.Hanbury Close (20)

9.Spital Lane (20)

10.St Johns Road (18)

Other streets with several complaints about dog muck are:

Ashgate Road (15)

Barker Lane (15)

Cauldon Drive (10)

Green Farm Close (14)

Hawksley Avenue (14)

Princess Street (13)

Summerfield Road (11)

Devon Drive (16)

Highfield Lane (14)

Newland Dale (10)

Rose Hill (9)

Hasland Road (15)

Old Hall Road (10)

Welllington Street (12)

Birchwood Crescent (14)

Chatsworth Road (13)

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