Published February 16, 2017 at 10:16
Environmental Health Officers are reminding dog owners to regularly clear up dog waste from back yards following an increase in the number of complaints about this.
Accumulation of dog mess, if left, is not only anti-social but can cause smells, flies and is extremely unhygienic.
Our Environmental Health Officers are encouraging people to make sure they clean up after their dogs in order to prevent unpleasant conditions and complaints from other residents.
One recent incident can be seen in the photos below, where dog mess was left to accumulate for a while.
Cllr Barbara Ashworth, Portfolio Holder for Health echoed the message;
“Our Environmental Officers regular receive complaints on this topic and as the pictures show they make significant improvements but people must take personal responsibility to clean up after their dogs; nobody wants to live alongside this mess.”
The call follows a new campaign, The Big Scoop, launched by the Dogs Trust on cleaning up after your dogs in public places; http://www.rossendalenews.org.uk/the-big-scoop/