Dog dirt ini­tia­tives launched in Bray and Greystones

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A NEW ANTI-dog foul­ing aware­ness cam­paign is call­ing on all dog own­ers in Bray to be a good ‘pet am­bas­sador’, while their neigh­bours in Greystones have launched the ‘Green Dog Walk­ers Pro­gramme’.

Bray Mu­nic­i­pal District and Bray.ie have launched a new aware­ness ini­tia­tive which is ask­ing dog own­ers be a good pet am­bas­sador, bag that poo and be­come #Lit­terHeroes.

The ini­tia­tive will in­clude an out­door poster cam­paign and will be also sup­ported on the Bray. ie web­site and on so­cial me­dia.

Speak­ing at the launch, Bray District Ca- thaoir­leach, Cllr Steven Matthews, said ‘While the vast ma­jor­ity of dog own­ers are re­spon­si­ble and pick up af­ter their pets, a small amount refuse to do the right thing re­sult­ing in our lo­cal pave­ments, parks, sports pitches, seafront and beach blighted by dog mess, this is of­fen­sive and po­ten­tially dan­ger­ous.

‘ The aim of this ini­tia­tive is to en­cour­age all dog own­ers to act re­spon­si­bly and have re­spect for their dog, their neigh­bours and their com­mu­nity,’ said Cllr Matthews.

‘It re­ally is sim­ple. If there isn’t a bin around or avail­able, the dog own­ers should take the mess home with them. Be­ing re­spon­si­ble can make a big dif­fer­ence. If we all work to­gether we all can reap the ben­e­fits of a clean and tidy town.’

Last Satur­day in Greystones, Tidy Towns launched an anti-dog foul­ing cam­paign called Green Dog Walk­ers.

The Green Dog Walk­ers Pro­gramme is a new ini­tia­tive in the fight against dog lit­ter. The pro­gramme is a pos­i­tive, friendly way to change at­ti­tudes about dog foul­ing.

The aim is to make peo­ple con­scious of the fact that it is not ok to al­low dogs to foul nor is it ok to hang dog lit­ter bags on rail­ings, shrubs etc.

Dog lit­ter bags can be placed in any rub­bish bin and there are nu­mer­ous bins around Greystones.

There will be stands with in­for­ma­tion on be­com­ing a Green Dog Walker sit­u­ated around the town, de­tails of where they will be can be found on the Greystones Tidy Towns web­site.

Tidy Towns would like as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to get in­volved.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to the Greystones Tidy Towns web­site or Face­book page. Greystones Tidy Towns can be con­tacted via the Face­book page or email ma­ri­et­town@gmail.com.

Su­san Hayes, Tatty, Cllr Tom For­tune, Ni­amh McA­teer Tidy Towns, Cllr Jen­nifer Whit­more Mayor of Greystones, Marie McCooey, Cllr Derek Mitchell and Luna.

Cathaoir­leach of Bray Mu­nic­i­pal District Stephen Matthews with Chip and one of the new signs.

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