Council response to problem of failing to clean up

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Last week we asked you if you thought dog fouling was an increasing problem in the Forfar and Kirriemuir area.

We received many replies with many complaints focusing on the inconsiderate owners who fail to clean up after their own pets.

Questions were also raised over what the local authority is doing to try and eradicate the problem.

In response a spokesperson for Angus Council said: “Dog owners are encouraged to behave responsibly and show consideration for other residents by cleaning up after their pets.

“Dog waste bags are available at a modest cost from ACCESS offices throughout Angus and litter bins, as well as special waste bins, are available for their disposal.

“Alternatively, dog waste bags can be taken home and disposed of with the normal rubbish collection.

“We have a team of community wardens who carry out enforcement patrols on a regular basis, and can issue on the spot fixed penalty notices for dog fouling.

“The issue of dog fouling causes concern and we would appeal to the public to support us in targeting irresponsible dog owners.

“We are grateful to members of the public reporting owners who allow their dogs to foul.

“The information will be passed to the wardens who will tackle the problem and where possible take a positive course of action.

“Any information passed to the community safety service, via the ACCESSline on 08452 777 778, is treated in the strictest confidence.

“Angus dog wardens are happy to give advice on any aspect of dog ownership, and they can also be contacted via the ACCESSline number.”