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Dog fouling issue kicks up a stink

Bob Bertram from the Pathhead community council has launched a campaign to raise awareness of people bagging dog poo but not binning it.

Bob has collected a full bin bag of dog poo bags discarded around the village.

Bob Bertram from the Pathhead community council has launched a campaign to raise awareness of people bagging dog poo but not binning it. Bob has collected a full bin bag of dog poo bags discarded around the village.

With Midlothian Council set to buy more dog fouling bins, a community group has hit out at locals who bag dog waste but don’t bin it.

Tynewater Community Council has launched an awareness campaign to address the issue of dog fouling, general littering and illegal dumping around the area.

Bob Bertram from the local group steering the campaign, said: “It has been quite bad for years.

“The issue of dog fouling in and around the village of Pathhead is one that has concerned our community for a long time.

“It appears that certain owners are not practising responsible dog ownership; some just allowing their pets to foul anywhere without picking it up and disposing of it.”

On Tuesday as the Advertiser went to press, councillors were recommended to approve the purchase of 300 new bins (dual litter/dog fouling bins where practical) costing £60,000.

Read more in this week’s Advertiser, out now.

 

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