MORAY’S community wardens have already started plain clothes patrols in a bid to combat dog fouling.
As revealed in ‘The Scot’ last week, wardens will be stepping up uniformed patrols in known problem areas later this month.
However, as a direct response to information from the public, they launched an undercover plain clothes patrol this week.
Anyone caught not cleaning up after their dog can expect to be hit with a £40 fixed penalty.
The community warden team can issue free dog bags to individuals and community groups.
They also need information from the public about problem areas and individual dogs and owners creating a mess.
Andy Jamieson, anti-social behaviour co-ordinator for Moray, said: “We have had heaps of folk phoning up identifying areas where dog fouling is a particular problem. It has been a really positive response from local communities,” he added.
The anti-social behaviour hotline is 0800 58 77 197 or you can e-mail email@example.com
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Read two families' experiences of dog fouling only in 'The Northern Scot' print version.