Council urged to tackle dog fouling
The region’s residents want to see a crackdown on dog fouling.
People across Dumfries and Galloway were asked to choose the main issue they wanted the council’s community safety team to focus on.
And dog fouling was the runaway winner, polling 59 per cent of the vote.
Littering was second on 21 per cent with nuisance behaviour.
The results were revealed in the council’s annual community safety survey, which was presented to the councillors last week.
It also revealed that 90 per cent of people in the region said they feel safe or very safe in their neighbourhood, compared to the national average of 87 per cent.
The figures will be used by the community safety team to plan their workloads and they are also asking members of the public to report offending behaviour.
Communities committee chairman, Andy Ferguson, said:“I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to complete a survey.The excellent response shows that our residents care about their neighbourhoods.
“It’s only by knowing about the issues in our local communities that we can identify ways to address them.The community safety team are just starting their next round of engagement days in towns across our region. I would encourage members of the public to go along and speak to the team about any issues in your neighbourhood.”