School ban-ner on dog foul­ing

The Oban Times - - News -

A BAN­NER has been placed at Park Pri­mary School in a bid to de­ter pet own­ers from al­low­ing their dogs to defe­cate on the chil­dren’s play­ground.

Com­mu­nity coun­cil­lor and co-founder of the group com­mu­nity ac­tion against dog foul­ing, Julie Macken­zie, re­vealed that the school jan­i­tor was hav­ing to clear up dog fae­ces from the play­ground on an al­most daily ba­sis.

Julie con­tin­ued: ‘ We’ve lent the ban­ner to the school and alerted the amenity war­den to the is­sue in the hope that it will high­light aware­ness and hope­fully re­sult in the of­fend­ers be­ing fined.

‘There is no ex­cuse for peo­ple not to be pick­ing up af­ter their dogs in ar­eas where chil­dren play.

‘The main con­cern is the ob­vi­ous haz­ard posed to chil­dren’s health by the ac­tions of th­ese in­con­sid­er­ate dog own­ers. We’d urge the res­i­dents of Dunol­lie to re­port the peo­ple who are do­ing this to Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil.’

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