Let us know if you have a dog poo problem in your area?
Residents of West Dunbartonshire are being asked to get involved in the Council’s ‘Do the Right Thing’ campaign by nominating the areas they believe are the worst dog poo ’blackspots’.
The Council will use the information to help focus its resources
on tackling dog fouling where residents believe it is needed
most, and continue our commitment to challenge disgusting dog
owners who don't clean up after their pets.
At the start of the "Do the Right Thing" campaign, the Council
identified several areas where dog fouling is a particular problem.
These are Haldane, Old and New Bonhill, Tullichewan, Milton Estate
in Jamestown, Bellsmyre, Westcliff, Castlehill, Silverton,
Whitecrook, Drumry, North Kilbowie, Yokermill Road and Old
Since the campaign kicked off, many local people have been in touch
to nominate other problem areas. The most complained-about
areas will be added to the Council's list of blackspots, which will
be the focus of extra patrols, leaflet drops, campaign
banners and possibly extra litter bins.
Councillor David McBride, Convener for Housing,
Environment and Economic Development, said:
"Our officers have identified some of West Dunbartonshire's very
worst areas for dog fouling, but local residents have already been
telling us about other places where the problem is also bad. If dog
poo is ruining the streets, parks or green spaces in your area, and
it isn't already on our list of hotspots, get in touch on
01389 772059 and our Greenspace Team will
investigate. You can also nominate a dog fouling blackspot on the
Council's Facebook and Twitter pages. There are plenty of things
the Council and the local community can do to challenge the
minority of bad owners who won't "Do the Right Thing."
Councillor Lawrence O'Neill, Depute Convener for Housing,
Environment and Economic Development, added:
"One of the biggest excuses people use for not picking up dog
mess is that there are not enough bins. In fact, there are 850 bins
across West Dunbartonshire - that's 450more than five years ago -
so you should never have to walk too far to find one. It's not just
red poo bins you can use -you can throw your bagged dog poo into
any litter bin or put it in your own wheelie bin. Even if there
isn't a bin handy, leaving the poo behind for children to step in
is just disgusting and unacceptable."
If you have any information that could help identify dog owners
who are breaking the law by not picking up their pet's poo, you can
contact the Greenspace team on 01389 772059.
Remember, dog owners who break the law face a £40 fixed
Page last update:
18 July 2012