Pink Poo Push for Parkgate
|Published: 26th February 2016 14:45|
As reported on AboutMyArea last year (here), the Pink Poo initiative is being promoted by Cheshire West and Chester Council. Now, Parkgate residents will be pushing forward with a campaign to combat dog mess.
Clear up after your dog!
The Council has provided information on how it all works on a page of their website, here.
Following a number of complaints about dog fouling channelled through AboutMyArea Neston to Parkgate Councillor Martin Barker, he included a discussion about the problem at his regular 'Parkgate Action' meeting today.
Attendees include local residents and councillors, members of Parkgate Society, the Parkgate Traders organisation and an officer from Cheshire West and Chester. Your editor also attended this month.
Everyone at the meeting agreed that irresponsible dog owners were causing problems for everyone else. In addition to unacceptable levels of muck left on pavements, some owners were going to the trouble of bagging up their pets' output, but then lobbing the bags onto the marsh or into trees. It was pointed out at the meeting that bags can be put in normal litter bins as well as those designated specifically for dog mess, so there really is no excuse for such selfish behaviour.
Officers of the Parkgate Society present at the meeting agreed that the Society would pick up the cost of the pink poo spray and that its Community Spirit group would spearhead the activity to try and crack down on nuisance dog owners. They will also look into ways of distributing free bags.
The Community Spirit group are also leading a 'Clean for the Queen' event on Saturday March 5th. Any local residents interested in helping with a litter pick and general tidy up of the area are welcome to meet at Mostyn Square at 9.30am that day.
If you live elsewhere in the CH64 area and think your part of the town could do with a Pink Poo campaign, please follow this link to find a toolkit and other useful information.
It's against the law
Just to be clear, failing to clear up after a dog is an offence, carrying a maximum penalty of £1000.
If you know of a dog owner that is not clearing up after their pet, you can report them. The Council can then deploy enforcement officers at the relevant times and to targetted areas. Find out all the ways in which you can make such reports here.