Warning to dog owners

community wardens have warned that the town’s river banks and cemeteries are out of bounds for dog walkers.

It was reported at a meeting of the community council this week that all river banks are no longer exercise areas, and that signs have now gone up in Wilton and Wellogate Cemeteries.

The meeting heard that throughout last month a fixed penalty fine was issued in Gladstone Street, and another in Duke Street. Wardens saw 92 pickups, and also dealt with 52 complaints of anti-social behaviour, dog fouling and fly-tipping.