Council want an end to dog fouling mess

A dog owner responsibly cleans up after her dog - but there are many who are flouting the law.

A dog owner responsibly cleans up after her dog - but there are many who are flouting the law.

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ANGUS Council has agreed to do their bit in trying to tackle the dog fouling problem.

At a meeting of the neighbourhood services committee yesterday (Thursday), councillors considered a report detailing what the authority are already doing to keep our streets clean.

The report was brought before the committee off the back of several campaigns to rid dog dirt from a streets, including the Arbroath Herald’s campaign which launched earlier this year.

This has seen the Herald name and shame some of the messiest streets in Arbroath and seen local people calling for all pet owners to clean up after their dogs.

And at yesterday’s meeting a whole host of ideas were discussed including increasing the number of fixed penalty notices, using covert monitoring and even using the threat of eviction to repeat offenders.

See next Friday’s Arbroath Herald for a full report on the campaign to clean up our streets.