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Cranhill Crackdown on Dirty Dog Owners


Published 24/11/22


Undercover enforcement officers are out to collar dirty dog owners who fail to pick up their pets' poo.

Plain clothed council officers will join an array of other Glasgow teams tackling environmental issues like dog fouling during Cranhill's Week of Action which begins next Monday (Nov 28th). And inconsiderate dog owners who fail to bag it and bin it after their dogs' done its business face fixed penalty notices of £80.

Council teams and partners will also be out clearing weeds, cutting back shrubbery on public land, sweeping streets, repairing street lights, refreshing road markings, tackling fly-tipping and removing graffiti.

A rolling programme of Weeks of Action is cleaning up communities across the city. Areas which have already benefited include Craigend, Govan and Hillhead. Community Payback teams will also join the Cranhill clean-up and Scottish Fire and Rescue will offer fire safety advice to residents.

Streets which are being targeted in the Week of Action include Longstone Road, Fastnet Street, Strone Road, Crowlin Crescent, Starpoint Road, Gantock Crescent, Toward Street, Monarch Road, Bellrock Crescent, Lamlash Crescent, Skerrymore Street and Carloway Court. But the undercover enforcement officers could appear anywhere!

Local people will also be out supporting a community litter-pick led by Cranhill Development Trust and the council's Clean Glasgow team. Anyone keen to take part should meet in the trust's car park in Bellrock Street at 10.30am on Thursday December 1. Weather permitting, the litter pick will finish around noon.

Fiona Duncan, Community Development Worker at Cranhill Development Trust, said: "Dog fouling is a definitely a problem in the area, especially in the community garden and around the play park. It's horrible for families and volunteers working in the garden who stand in dog poo - so it's good that action's being taken.

"I'm also looking forward to good community participation on the litter pick to help keep Cranhill clean."

Councillor Ruairi Kelly, Glasgow's Convenor for Neighbourhood Services and Assets, added: "The council has had really positive feedback from communities already visited by the Weeks of Action programme and Cranhill is the next area to benefit. This new strategy is in addition to routine council maintenance and the partnership approach is making a real difference in neighbourhoods.

"Cranhill will be a hive of activity with work taking place to tackle environmental issues like dog fouling which we receive lots of complaints about.

"Crucially, the Weeks of Action are a partnership approach with input from organisations including Cranhill Development Trust, Wheatley Group, Police Scotland and most importantly, local residents."


Published 24/11/22


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