Derbyshire Dales District Council is urging residents to report areas in the district where dog fouling is causing a problem.
“Although 9 out of 10 dog owners pick up dog mess after their pets, that still leaves a significant number who don’t,” said Councillor Chris Furness, Chairman of the Community & Environment Committee at the District Council.
“We’re encouraging residents to help us by putting dog mess in the bin and reporting problem areas to us online.”
Community Development Officer, Emma Mortimer added:
“With the information from residents we will target those areas with the worst problems by patrolling and talking to dog owners to encourage responsible behaviour and putting up additional signs.
“To help encourage dog owners to pick up after their pets we are providing dog-mess bag dispensers on our land where we know there is a problem. Bagged dog mess can be disposed of in any litter bin.”
Residents can report a litter or dog fouling hot spot via an online form available at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/reportdogmess