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Dog DNA pilot could extend to school spaces in Barking and Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 09:15 17 January 2017

A pilot tested in three wards in Barking and Dagenham last year could now be tried out in school spaces, council leader Darren Rodwell has said.

A pilot tested in three wards in Barking and Dagenham last year could now be tried out in school spaces, council leader Darren Rodwell has said.

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A pilot to reduce dog mess in parks could extend to school spaces.

Plans to expand last year’s dog DNA trials in Mayesbrook and Barking Parks are afoot, Barking and Dagenham council leader Darren Rodwell said on Thursday.

The council are currently applying for Public Space Protection Orders to ensure dog owners cough up £30 for a DNA swab. Those found to fall foul of the order will have to pay £80.

Cllr Rodwell stressed that the scheme would come at no extra cost to the council.


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