‘Zero-tolerance’ call on dog-fouling

BALLYCASTLE SDLP Dónal Cunningham has called for a “zero-tolerance” stance on litter and dog fouling in the town.

In a statement to the Times he said: “With the prospect of brighter nights and more people availing of the opportunity to exercise and walk, it is important that our streets are clear of litter and dog foul.

“I appreciate that the majority of dog walkers behave responsibly however Council’s attitude has to become one of zero tolerance. Dog walkers must get into the habit of taking dog mess bags with them every time they go to walk with their dog.

“Council officers tasked with enforcement need information from the public as to the time, date and location of litter or dog fouling incidents. Without this information the chances of an authorized officer catching the offender become reduced. 

“The public wants to see action and results on these issues. It is important that we work hard to improve things and enjoy safe and clean areas throughout the town.”