Fenland residents raise concerns about dog fouling, litter and speeding

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Dog fouling - Credit: Archant

DOG fouling, litter and speeding have been highlighted as areas of concern in Fenland.

Wimblington, Stonea, Benwick and Doddington residents were asked by Police Community Support Officers to fill in a community questionnaire to highlight problems in their area.

Half of the 92 people who took part raised concerns about speeding, while a significant number highlighted the issues of dog fouling and litter.

The March Rural Neighbourhood Forum on Tuesday allowed residents to speak to representatives of the police, Fenland District Council and parish council about these issues.

Areas identified as hotspots for speeding were Benwick High Street, Doddington High Street and March Road and Addison Road, Wimblington.

Dog fouling or littering were particularly prevalent on Benwick High Street, Doddington High Street, Coneywood Road, Doddington, and Norfolk Street and Blue Lane, Wimblington.

PCSO Sally Mitchell said: “We are grateful to all the people who attended and spoke about issues in their area.

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“March Safer Neighbourhood Team will carry out enforcement with support of the Special Constabulary.

“Fenland District Council will lead on concerns regarding dog fouling and litter. Anyone experiencing these issues should please contact Fenland District Council direct.

“We are looking for community volunteers to assist with Speedwatch and anyone interested should email their details to March.npt@cambs.pnn.police.uk. Training will be provided.”