Council to review local dog fouling ‘hotspots’

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East Dunbartonshire Council say they will address ongoing concerns about dog fouling in ‘hotspot’ areas identified by members of the public.

Community wardens will be tasked with assessing the state of parks and pavements before taking appropriate action.

New waste bins will be placed in problem areas, with additional maintenance carried out when necessary.

The council will also investigate the overflowing of bins in busy locations.

Diane Campbell, director of governance and regulation, said: “The Community Safety Team are aware of a number of areas mentioned as being ‘hotspot’ areas for dog fouling.

“If an area is identified as being a ‘hotspot’ then the wardens can request that additional bins are erected by Streetscene officers.

“Wardens will also erect ‘No Dog Fouling’ street signs and arrange sanitisation if deemed necessary.”

She added: “Bins within East Dunbartonshire are emptied at least once per week and more if required (and as staffing levels allow) while town centre area bins are emptied daily.

“The wardens will now further investigate the sites mentioned to see why used bags are being left outside and identify whether further bins are required.”

For the past two weeks the council’s community wardens have carried out patrols and issued three fixed penalty notices to irresponsible dog owners .