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Spray paint pavement slogans to deter dog fouling
SPRAY-PAINTED pavement slogans are the latest technique in the fight against dog fouling in South Bucks.
Council officers are using stencils to leave the message ‘Don’t be foul, clean up after your dog’ in dog mess ‘hotspots’ throughout the district.
The spray signs will be marked using a chalk-based temporary paint, which washes off in the rain.
The move comes as part of the ‘Bag It, Bin It’ campaign which has been launched in response to a number of complaints about irresponsible dog owners not cleaning up after their pets.
South Bucks District Councillor Jennifer Woolveridge, portfolio holder for health and housing, said: “Dog mess on pavements, streets and grassed areas presents both a health risk and public nuisance.
“People tread in it, parents push buggies through it and it is walked into houses and schools.
“The message is simple, it is a criminal offence, and it is your pet and your responsibility. Bag it and bin it.”
The advice is to find a dog waste bin to dispose of the offending material, or failing that to bag the mess and take it home or use a standard litter bin.
Vigilant residents can report offenders to the council on 01895 837200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The council will use this intelligence to target the problem areas and times.
Formal warning letters or fixed penalty notices can also be issued when any witness is prepared to supply a legally-binding statement to SBDC detailing a recent, specific incident.
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