Brechin close blighted 
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Rubbish in Bishop's Close

Rubbish in Bishop's Close

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A Brechin thoroughfare leading from the High Street to Brechin Cathedral has been blighted by rubbish and dog fouling.

Several pictures of the issues in Bishop’s Close were sent in to the Brechin Advertiser by Peter Drahony, with two of the images showing rubbish left lying in the area.

A third image showed the mess left behind by an irresponsible dog owner - despite a suitable bin located a short distance away.

Dog fouling has been a long standing issue, not just in Brechin, but across Angus. While there has been some improvement in the issue, Angus Council has been cleaning up over 2000 discarded doggie deposits every month.

In a bid to encourage dog owners to clean up after their pets, Angus Council launched a ‘bag it and bin it’ campaign.

As part of the campaign, Clean-up Angus champions have joined forces with the council’s waste collectors and community wardens to promote the ‘bag it and bin it’ message in a short campaign film, which is now showing on the council’s You Tube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCtdcoPEFDA_CikJMiJjiDtA

Councillor Jeanette Gaul, the chair of the council’s Pride in Place group said: “It’s disappointing that people still think it is acceptable not to clean up after their dog or pick up their litter. If you spot anyone who litters or doesn’t clean up after their dog call the council and report it on 08452 777 778 so we can take action.

“The council’s ‘poover’ operator is deployed across Angus and every week the poover machine picks up over 2000 dog faeces. Dog waste can be disposed of in any one of over 1600 litter and dog waste bins across Angus. We recently launched a new ‘bag it and bin it’ clean-up campaign aims to consign disgusting doggie doings to the bin. Clean-up Angus champions have also joined forces with our waste collectors and community wardens to promote the ‘bag it and bin it’ message and we’ve also recently produced a short campaign film.

“Last year we started our clean up Angus campaign that aims quite literally to consign litter, mess and dog fouling to the bin. Cleaning up cost hundreds of thousands of pounds every year so we want less mess not more costly clean-up. Over the last 12 months, in addition to work of our officers there have been a great number of community based clean up events, schools have signed up to an anti-littering charter and we have also carried out some clean up campaigns along with Zero Waste Scotland.”