Councillor
Peter J. Martin
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Bangor - Councillor Peter J. Martin

Scoop your poop

Monday 25th July 2011

This is National ‘Scoop the poop’ week organised by the National Dogs Trust. We know plenty about ‘poop’ in North Down!

This is National ‘Scoop the Poop’ week organised by the National Dogs Trust. We know plenty about ‘poop’ in North Down! Last week I met with Council Officials regarding this issue last week and discussed the possibility of a major awareness and enforcement campaign, unfortunately budgets are committed for this year and so the Council will hopefully be looking at that in 2012. 

I am convinced that is a small group of hard core offenders in North Down who do not pick up their dog mess; the minority, giving the majority of responsible dog owners bad press. One thing we can all do is ‘shop the poopers’. I would call on any dog or non dog owners who witness someone not picking up their dog mess to telephone the Councils Environmental Services and report the incident, do not do anything yourself. If we are to catch and fine the perpetrators it must be intelligence led. Enforcement Officers will then patrol the area and hopefully catch the offenders. I am convinced that this is a matter which is very important to the people of North Down and intend to continue to do my utmost to sort out the problem.”

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