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Council Continues Its Battle Against Dog Fouling And Litter Offences

Ards and North Down Borough Council is committed to keeping the borough clean and will fine and prosecute those members of the public that litter or allow their dog to foul in the area. It will also continue to employ four additional wardens to help tackle the issue. In the…

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Bailie Calls For Crack Down On Dog Fouling In Downpatrick Estates

Downpatrick Councilor Naomi Bailie has called for persistent dog fouling to be addressed in local estates. She  said: “The Ardilea Park and Close areas of the Flying Horse Estate are littered with dog foul. Residents have been in touch with me to advise that the situation has got worse in…

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Complaints Fly After Dogs Foul New Playpark In Saintfield

Several months ago Saintfield received a new state-of-the-art playpark which the community was proud of. Now dog owners have allowed their pooches into the play area and dog fouling has caused fur to fly. A number of complaints have been made to local councillors. Councillors Billy Walker and Terry Andrews…

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New Partnership To Tackle Dog Fouling

A new local partnership has been formed to tackle dog fouling. The Northern Ireland Housing Executive, National Trust and Northern Ireland Environment Agency have all agreed to work with Ards Borough Council to create a joint action plan which will see each organisation commit to tackling dog fouling on their property.  Welcoming the…

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Ardglass Harbourmaster Concerned At Level of Dog Fouling

THE Ardglass harbourmaster has expressed his concerns that dog owners are allowing their pets to foul the harbour area in the village. Heh said that all boat owners and port users had expressed their growing anxieties about dogs running loose in the harbour area or just being left to run…

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Council Urges Public to Clean Up After Their Dogs

DOG owners in the District are being urged by Down District Council and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) to be responsible and clean up dog poo  from their pets and use the public litter bins appropriately. In addition, members of the public are encouraged to fight back against…

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Down and Dirty – Councillors to Tackle Litter and Dog Fouling Issues

THE perennial issue of dog fouling was raised at a meeting of the Down District Council Environment Committee yesterday. But preceding this issue, another item on the agenda on litter on local trunk roads also raised a few eyebrows and was in part linked to the dog fouling one. Following…

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