Council praise for Sophie-Ann’s successful campaign

Sophie-Ann sitting front with from left: Community Waste Officer Diane Paterson, Councillor Jeanette Gaul, Dog Warden Alison Black, Senior Community Warden Gillian Kay and Waste Management Inspector Graham Fowler.
Sophie-Ann sitting front with from left: Community Waste Officer Diane Paterson, Councillor Jeanette Gaul, Dog Warden Alison Black, Senior Community Warden Gillian Kay and Waste Management Inspector Graham Fowler.

Angus Council is supporting a Forfar school girl in her efforts to highlight and tackle the problem of dog fouling around her school area.

Sophie-Ann Robson has been campaigning about dog mess around Whitehills Primary School. Her drive to clean up the streets around her school has been commended by the council’s vice-convener of Neighbourhood Services Jeanette Gaul.

Councillor Gaul joined Sophie-Ann on Tuesday for a walk around the area of the school, with the council’s dog warden, and community waste operative, whose remit is to target and clean areas identified as particularly soiled with dog fouling along with the senior community warden.

Councillor Gaul said: “I am impressed by Sophie-Ann’s civic pride and her commitment to improving her local community. I hope other young people will feel able to come forward and work with us on dog fouling in the area where they live. The council recognises the concern which dog fouling causes in communities across Angus, and I am delighted to work with Sophie-Ann in highlighting this problem which blights the streets around her school and many other areas.

“To improve its service to the community, we have developed an action plan to co-ordinate our efforts across services and to focus our efforts in three key areas: clean ups, enforcement and prevention.”