Spray cans to tackle issue of dog fouling in Corby

Members of the council's environmental services team armed with spray cans during last year's campaign
Members of the council's environmental services team armed with spray cans during last year's campaign
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Dog mess found on an estate is to be sprayed bright colours to highlight the extent of the problem.

After a successful campaign last year to raise awareness of dog fouling in hotspot areas, Corby Council’s environmental services team is heading back out armed with spray cans.

Residents on the Danesholme estate have said dog mess is one of the priorities in their area so the council will be highlighting the problem during a week-long campaign starting on Monday.

The team will patrol the open space area on the estate, which has been identified as a hotspot, and any dog waste found there will be sprayed a bright colour to make it stand out.

The area will then be patrolled later in the week and any further dog fouling found will be sprayed a different colour to compare the results.

Water-based, environmentally-friendly spray will be used in the campaign, aimed at identifying how much of a problem there is in the area and to bring it to the attention of residents and dog owners.

The council’s lead member for the environment, Cllr Mark Pengelly, said: “We have listened to residents as to where they think that dog fouling is an issue and we hope that this latest campaign will open up the eyes of the small amount of dog owners that don’t clean up after their pet.”

Dog bags will be given to responsible owners and fixed penalty notices to irresponsible owners.