While most dog owners are caring, responsible individuals, there are still some people who do not clean up after their pets.
Dog mess is the most unacceptable and offensive type of litter on our streets.
Dog fouling is not only deeply unpleasant, it is dangerous. Whilst rare, contact with dog excrement can cause toxocariasis – a nasty infection that can lead to dizziness, nausea, asthma and even blindness or seizures.
Anyone who fails to clear up after their dog can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £100. If the case goes to court this could cost the owner or person in charge of the animal up to £1,000. The law states that being unaware a dog has fouled or not having a suitable bag is not a reasonable excuse.
Cricklewood Station now has a colourful mural honouring the area’s rich aviation heritage
Alistair Lambert artist with Alan Dowsett, Handley Page apprentice and Handley Page Association editor, at the unveiling.
David Lang, resident, and also a Handley Page apprentice and Handley Page Association member could not attend due to health reasons. We owe much to him for keeping the aeronautical heritage of Cricklewood alive and we are delighted that this mural makes it evident.
Under present circumstances, the Memories Local History Group, that normally meets every Wednesday 3.30-5.00 pm at the Carey Hall’s Open Space, has suspended its meetings until further notice.
We are exploring at present how to keep members in touch with each other telephonically. If you have any technological suggestions for doing so, require further information or you’d like to take part, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8987 8096.
We hope everyone is keeping safe and taking care of themselves. Just a reminder to keep an eye out for elderly or unwell neighbours who may need a helping hand – especially at this time. Now is the time to be kind and neighbourly and to take care of each other.