STREETS in Brierley Hill and Wordsley are to be added to patrol hotspots as part of efforts to rid the borough of dog poo.

Community campaigner Adam Davies has asked for Marine Crescent in Wordsley, Foxdale Drive in Brierley Hill and Addison Road, also in Brierley Hill, to be added to the list of locations being patrolled by enforcement officers to try to tackle the problem.

Mr Davies, Conservative Party candidate for the Brierley Hill ward in May's local elections, requested the streets be patrolled by enforcement officers after hearing from residents concerned about dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets.

He said: "We know that owners not picking up after their dog is becoming an issue on pavements in many areas, but residents in these locations told me they were having particular problems with it."

Signs have now been put up to warn irresponsible pet owners they must clean up after their dogs or face a fine.

Mr Davies said: "Hopefully these signs will be a reminder to those who need one of their responsibilities - after all, individual dog owners choosing to do the right thing is the best answer here. But if not, I am pleased that action will be taken and fines given to further deter this thoughtless offence."

Residents can report and send supporting photographic evidence of offenders directly to the council via the local authority's website (search dog fouling).