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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Wardens to step up dog fouling patrols

Published 07/03/2012 | 10:54

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DOG warden checks are to increase on Kilcoole beach after residents gathered there last weekend to raise awareness about dog fouling.

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'In recent months the problem has been getting worse with more and more dog users availing of the popular family amenity,' said a spokesman.

Attending the meeting at the railway gate, Dog Warden John Byrne said efforts to deal with the problem in Greystones have been successful but it has pushed it to other areas as dog walkers move to less policed locations such as Kilcoole. Michael Meakin, who organised the event, frequently walks with his children and encounters dog fouling from time to time. While many do use the beach properly, there is a significant minority who do not clean up after their dogs. Joseph Hunt of Kilcoole Tidy Towns said not enough is done to deal with this problem and welcomes all efforts to improve the quality of the local environment.

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