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Thursday 21 June 2018

Awareness day to tackle dog fouling

John Harrington and David O’Reilly from Greystones Tidy Towns.
John Harrington and David O’Reilly from Greystones Tidy Towns.

Greystones Tidy Towns held a 'dog awareness' day in the town recently, to raise the issue of dog fouling.

'Greystones Tidy towns are devoted to creating an awareness with dog owners to be responsible and take care to clean up after their pooches,' said spokesman David O'Reilly. 'Dog fouling is a menace and is antisocial as well as being a health hazard particularly to young children. Dog fouling is a human problem not a dog problem.'

The local Tidy Towns organisation continues to try to create an awareness and drive the message forward.

'We live in such a beautiful environment, and dogs make great companions and pets but owners must take responsibility for their dogs' behaviour. particularly regarding fouling,' said David. 'The issue of bins has been mentioned to me many times, he said.

In cooperation with Wicklow County Council, extra bins have been installed on the approaches to Charlesland, and recently the council have agreed that poo bags can be left in municipal bins as well as the designated red bins. 'So lets all roll together on this one issue and make Greystones free from dog fouling,' said David.

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