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Councillors review feedback from public on Dog Fouling in meeting with Council Officer

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Councillors McCandless and Wilson met with Councils Environmental Director Aidan McPeake on Tuesday 1st March to review feedback received from members of the public after their initial comments.

There had been a fantastic response from the public. Some of the comments were:

  • Lack of bins for dog foul.
  • Bags not properly disposed of – discarded on footpaths / walkways or “adorning” bushes.
  • High incidences of dog foul in certain areas of Coleraine and Ballymoney.
  • Insufficient bins in the Castleroe area; and
  • finally highlighted was the nuisance of cats fouling in people’s gardens. Unfortunately there is no licence required for cats.

One of the areas which needs addressed is that harmonisation needs to be applied in the new Borough. There have been different policies in the previous legacy councils. A consistent approach will have to be taken and this is currently being looked at. The dog control order needs to be applied across the Borough.

Various deterrents were discussed and these will be brought forward to the Environmental Committee for their consideration. One of these would be to look at “hot spots” in two of the council areas in Ballymoney and Coleraine where most complaints have been received.

We would also like to make the public aware that ANY litter bin can be used for disposal of dog foul. If there is no dog foul disposal bin in your area, the dog excrement bag can be disposed of in any Council waste bin.

Other measures were discussed to raise public awareness e.g. a dedicated email address to report consistent incidences of dog fouling, and using a yellow spray to highlight fouling.

Again we would wish to stress that the vast majority of dog owners are responsible, these measures will only be to tackle those who flout and disregard the legislation.

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