Call an end to foul play

Rutherglen Reformer - - Helping Hand -

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil wants your help to rid our com­mu­ni­ties of dog mess.

‘Wanted’posters are go­ing up across the au­thor­ity this week as part of a re­newed win­ter cam­paign to stop ir­re­spon­si­ble own­ers in their tracks.

The aim is to en­cour­age res­i­dents to re­port is­sues in their area, pin­point­ing times and lo­ca­tions where en­force­ment of­fi­cers can tar­get re­sources.

And, any­one caught not clear­ing up after their pet by the pa­trol team will be given an on-the-spot fine of £40. This fixed penalty no­tice (FPN) rises to £60 if not paid in time.

Coun­cil­lor Hamish Ste­wart, Chair of the Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Com­mit­tee, said: “We are con­stantly striv­ing to raise aware­ness of en­vi­ron­men­tal crimes in our com­mu­ni­ties, be it dog foul­ing, lit­ter­ing in our street, parks and sur­round­ing coun­try­side or fly tip­ping. And, this cam­paign hinges on get­ting the pub­lic be­hind that mes­sage.

“I would urge res­i­dents to keep a sharp eye out and, where pos­si­ble iden­tify the per­son or de­scribe their dog, iden­tify an area where this is hap­pen­ing at a reg­u­lar time of day or night, or, give us in­for­ma­tion on an area which is caus­ing con­cern.

All in­for­ma­tion can be pro­vided anony­mously on 0303 123 1015 or e-mail cus­tomer.ser­vices@south­la­nark­shire.

Get the mes­sage It couldn’t be eas­ier to bag up dog mess in lo­cal parks

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