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Westbury and Warminster councils to work together to tackle dog fouling

A new era of co-operation has started between the two town councils in Warminster and Westbury as they agree that they need to work together to tackle a common complaint about the problem of dog fouling.

Warminster town council agreed to support a motion put forward by councillor Paul Macdonald two weeks ago that it should approach their neighbouring council at Westbury to set up a working group.

Cllr Macdonald said, “I am very pleased to hear that on Monday 7th July Westbury Town Council has agreed with us on this issue which is a constant source of complaint to councillors.”

“We can now take the first positive steps towards a new independent approach to complement the hard-pressed service that the county council provides.

“I thank fellow Independent councillor Russell Hawker in Westbury for his work over there in taking us into a new era of co-operation. I look forward to working with him and two other councillors from our town and his town on the working group in tackling this nuisance, which is also a health risk, on behalf of our residents.”

The town councils already have a history of working together operating the CCTV cameras which cover both towns and a trading estate from Dewey House in North Row.

Warminster town council will hold a full council meeting which will now appoint three councillors to serve on the working group.