DDC taking steps to solve issues

Litter in Daventry
Litter in Daventry

The head of Daventry District Council says they recognise the issues and are getting set to tackle the problems.

Ian Vincent, chief executive of Daventry District Council, said: “Making Daventry a greener and cleaner place to live is among this council’s top priorities. We are already working with our partners on developing a ‘Clean Up My Community’ campaign with a number of initiatives proposed for this summer.

“We are encouraged by the support of Daventry Express and its readers in tackling these issues.

“Issues such as litter and dog fouling are serious and can have a detrimental impact on neighbourhoods. While we are working hard to tackle these issues district-wide, ultimately it is the responsibility of everyone to keep their community clean, comply with the laws and dispose of their rubbish properly or clean up after their pets. Enforcement action is a last resort but we will take it where necessary.

“Our first priority is to raise public awareness through campaigns such as the Days of Action organised by the Daventry and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership, and by working with parishes on an innovative initiative to tackle dog fouling by spraying it with brightly-coloured spray paint.”