Dog fouling on community council agenda

The City of Brechin and District Community Council are set to discuss the issue of dog fouling and litter at their meeting next week.

The decision has been prompted by feedback received at the Brechin Pageant, where a number of people raised concerns over the issues.

The issue has also been highlighted in a recent letter to the editor, featured in last week’s Brechin Advertiser.

Grahame Lockhart, convener of the community council, has called on the community to get creative with ideas on how best to address the concerns.

He said: “The limited resources of Angus Council, and also the police, are unfortunately unable to tackle these serious issues.”

He continued: “As these are not new concerns it may be that the small number of people responsible for creating the mess are unable to recognize or accept that their actions are causing such concern and distress to the vast majority of Brechiners.

“Could it be that we just have to put up with the mess or, is there an answer?

“The Community Council at their meeting in July will consider these issues as part of their agenda, and would appreciate some creative thinking by our Councillors, the police and the people of Brechin as how best to address these serious concerns.”