Dog warden patrols stepped up

GIRVAN’S community council has been give two warning signs and high visibility jackets to tackle the problem of dog fouling in the town.

The community council is urging all organisations in the town to use the signs and jackets if they have an event in the town.

Chairman Alec Clark said: “We have to start educating people about this disgusting habit.

“Most people are responsible with dogs but there is a certain amount of people who are not.

“This is something which we have to seriously address.

“There is now a dog walkers charter and people now have the option to ring a phone number to report instances of dog fouling. It’s a big issue and it affects children badly.

“If we want to attract tourism and have the town regenerated we have to act responsibly.”

Inspector Andy Clapperton of Girvan Police added: “The dog warden will be coming down to Carrick and we have an intensive programme right through the autum where the warden will be going out on patrol with police officers.”