12 August 2022
Dog house owners in West Dunbartonshire are being urged to do the precise factor by cleansing up correctly after their pets.
Any irresponsible proprietor who leaves behind poo or used poo baggage within the space’s inexperienced areas might face an £80 mounted penalty fantastic for the disgusting behaviour.
They’re being reminded to both get rid of the waste responsibly, by inserting in considered one of tons of of public bins, or take it residence with them to eliminate it.
Councillor David McBride, Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Financial Improvement met with tenants of Willox Park sheltered housing complicated in Dumbarton this week to focus on how inconsiderate disposal of canine waste can negatively influence upon different residents.
The complicated is a well-liked route for canine walkers, and whereas the bulk are respectful of their environment, others depart undesirable reminders of their go to together with fouling and poo baggage in personal family bins.
Councillor McBride mentioned: “We recognise that the big majority of canine house owners are accountable, and we’re grateful to them for serving to us to maintain West Dunbartonshire clear and secure for all.
“Our message is to these irresponsible canine house owners who ceaselessly depart mess behind – please do the precise factor and alter your behaviour.
“Thoughtless disposal of canine mess impacts the entire group and what has been taking place at Willox Park is an ideal instance of that.
“Whereas residents right here have mentioned they all the time welcome canine walkers, they merely ask that these passing by way of bear in mind it’s their residence, backyard and sheltered house.
“It is not fair that they should experience issues with bags of dog poo being placed in their private household waste bins, or that their gardens, outdoor seating areas and clothes poles should be polluted with dog waste which they then need to clean themselves.”
Any canine proprietor utilizing the world at Willox Park can be being requested to maintain their pet on a lead always whereas they move by way of.
Ruth Dickinson, Chair of the Willox Park Tenant and Residents’ Affiliation, added: “We don’t thoughts individuals coming to benefit from the gardens however we wish canine house owners to be extra thoughtful.
“Some let their canine off the lead and don’t discover it doing the bathroom so, subsequently, can’t choose it up.
“It’s also common for owners to drop the poo bags into our private bins which is awful every time we open the lid.”
As a part of the Council’s drive to scale back canine waste, it offers free biodegradable canine poo baggage which might be collected from plenty of places round West Dunbartonshire. For additional data, please go to:https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/public-health-protection/street-care-and-cleaning/report-dog-fouling/
The Council’s Neighbourhood Group are capable of issued mounted penalty fines to any canine proprietor who’s caught leaving canine mess behind.
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