Wardens patrol to tackle dog fouling

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Angus Council’s community wardens have been in action in Montrose recently tackling dog fouling at hot spots around the town.Local councillor Bill Duff requested the wardens carry out evening patrols after receiving complaints about fouling in areas of the town centre.The wardens now have powers to issue spot fines to dog owners who allow their animals to foul the pavements or other public ground.

After further complaints over the weekend, Mr Duff said the warden service is likely to focus on areas of Ferryden where there have been reports of dog mess in the park, close to the school and in the Grampian View area. Last year the council received 105 complaints and 136 requests for clean-ups in problem areas around the town.

Mr Duff said: “This is an issue that causes the public considerable distress. Dog owners who allow their animals to foul the streets need to pick up.

“The public will no longer accept their streets being messed up by thoughtless antisocial owners. Lets keep Scotland beautiful.”