Council leader promises dog fouling crackdown

Complaints from readers of The Extra have led to the leader of Glasgow City Council promising a crackdown on dog fouling offences across the southside.

As reported last week, community enforcement officers will be patrollingon bikes throughout the summer, in a bid to beat Games traffic.

The news prompted comments on The Extra’s Facebook page, including Wendy Macleod, who said: “A particularly bad area is Holmlea Road, near Battlefield. It’s a shame they don’t enforce the laws for everyday life and our children, who use the parks all year round.”

Stephen Morrison added: “Dog fouling is a disgrace. If punishment is a deterrent to owners then I approve.”

This week, councillor Gordon Matheson told The Extra: “Dog fouling is completely unacceptable and inexcusable.

“I’m very grateful to the readers of The Extra for their comments, as it has allowed us to take the action of adding those streets to the deployment plan.

“I would also encourage people to report any dog fouling and littering they witness on 0300 343 7027.”

Glasgow isn’t the only area attracting attention, as readers also highlighted problems in Rouken Glen, Clarkston and Crosslees Park.

A spokeswoman for East Ren Council responded: “The majority of residents do not allow their dogs to foul our streets. For those who do, our message is clear; anyone caught will be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £40, and if it is not paid within 28 days it will rise to £60.

“We would also urge members of the public to report any instances by calling 0800 013 0076.”

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