Brechin blighted by dogs’ mess yet again

Bishop's Close in Brechin

Bishop's Close in Brechin

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The issue of dog fouling in Brechin has come to the fore again, after a local resident came across the mess left behind by an irresponsible owner.

Peter Drahony spotted the problem in Bishops Close last week, several months after he flagged the same issue in the same area.

Dog fouling has been a long standing issue, not just in Brechin, but across Angus, despite attempts and campaigns by the council to tackle the issue.

Following the latest incident, the council are urging dog owners to pick up after their pets.

A council spokesperson said: “We would like to take this opportunity to remind all dog owners to please act responsibly and clean up after their pets.

“As well as leading to dirty streets and unsafe parks, dog fouling can be a health hazard for humans, especially children.

‘‘Help us clamp down on dog fouling by reporting it. Between April 2014 and April 2015 we issued over 100 fixed penalty notices for dog fouling alone. While we can’t have officers on every street 24/7, where we’ve got reports of a persistent problem we’ll focus on that area to do our bit to detect and deter irresponsible dog owners.

“Call ACCESSLine to report problem areas/incidents 08452 777 778 (calls cost 2p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge). The more information you give us, the easier it will be for us to find the offenders.”