Saturday, 14 August 2010

as any councillor will tell you the issue most frequently raised by the public..

That is right; dog fouling. It is therefore with great pleasure that I am able to report a new initiative in  Southport.
The Park Ranger Service's Dog Fouling Strategy which is designed to both publicise the Service's recently acquired powers to issue Fixed Penalty Notices for Dog-Fouling, and to serve to further educate Southport's park users/dog-walkers on the problems associated with allowing dogs to foul
our parks and greenspaces.

From August 16th-20th the Park Ranger Service will undertake an 'Operation Collar' exercise in conjunction with our colleagues from Environmental Protection.  We will be asking dog-walkers if they are carrying poop-scoop bags with them.  If they do, we will collect their details and send them a thank you letter.  If they do not............

In the process of talking to dog-walkers we will have the opportunity to discuss with them all of the issues around the problem and hopefully receive useful feedback to help us in our fight against the poop.

The plan also highlights two Dog Micro-Chipping Events (17th @ Hesketh Park; 18th @ Hatton Hill Park), and again this will also serve as a means to communicate our ethos and the illegalities of irresponsible

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