Westminster's message to street foulers: urine-off
An intensive programme to alleviate the stains and smells caused by urine for good is now underway in the streets of Westminster.Street fouling was becoming such a serious problem in many parts of the City of Westminster that the council previously implemented a bylaw to prevent it. To date, 70 people have been arrested for urinating in the street.
Having testing many different products, the Westminster City Council has finally chosen a de-odorising cleaner, aptly named Urine-Off, which is now being trialled in all the worst affected areas, such as Covent Garden in the West End.
A senior spokesman for Westminster City Council said: "The product did exactly what it said on the tin. We were very impressed with the results, as were the long-suffering residents and visitors who have been enduring or exposed to this unpleasant problem."
The treatment will help to improve the local environment, and the council hopes will deter so-called foulers from re-offending.
By Jane Kettle