New dog fouling campaign in Corby

The Corby Council dog fouling poster
The Corby Council dog fouling poster

Bag it, tie it, bin it!

That is the message Corby Council will be promoting throughout the borough next week as it undertakes its latest dog fouling campaign.

Posters encouraging dog owners to clean up after their pets will be put up in and around Corby from Monday, June 1, and Corby Council’s Street Scene Officers will also be increasing their patrols in hotspot areas throughout the week.

As well as reminding dog owners to be responsible, this latest campaign aims to make it clear that dog mess will not be tolerated and those found not cleaning up after their pet will be issued with a fixed penalty notice.

Corby Council lead member for the environment Cllr Mark Pengelly said: “Dog faeces is not only extremely unpleasant but it is also a major risk to health, particularly to children who are playing in these open spaces.

“It may cause infections in the body, lead to headaches, nausea and even blindness, so it is important that dog owners are responsible in ensuring it is cleared away.

“We know that the majority of dog owners in Corby are responsible and do clean up after their pets but those that don’t need reminded that it is just not acceptable.

“Everyone should be able to enjoy our green areas and therefore we need to keep them clean.”