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PremierLeague-News.Com - Sally Cogley has launched a campaign to tackle the disgusting problem.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! An East Ayrshire councillor who collected 30 kilogrammes of dog poo on one single path is on a mission to stamp out the problem. Councillor Sally Cogley has launched a campaign using hard-hitting posters to encourage people to report offenders who don’t pick up their pet’s mess. The Rubbish Party politician and volunteers cleared a huge 30 kilogrammes of mess from Bowling Green Lane beside the River Irvine in Galston during a single day in March. Councillor Cogley has decided to take action after hearing concerns from people in the area. The anti-dog poo posters have been put up in Galston, Newmilns and Darvel. “The posters are hard-hitting and very unpleasant but effective at getting the message home,” she said. “We need help to identify the people who are not cleaning up after their dogs. Download the Ayrshire Live app today The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now. Get all the local news in your area – plus features, football news and the latest on the coronavirus crisis – at your fingertips 24/7. The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories while you can customise your page with the sections that matter to you. The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now on iOS and Android.
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. Every responsible dog owner should address it.” The Irvine Valley elected member added: “The problem has been on my radar for a long time. People in the community have been contacting me.” Describing an example of it impacting people’s daily lives, she said one mum is “fed up” of having to wheel her pram out of the way of dog mess on the way to school daily. The dog fouling reporting phone number – (01563) 554400 – has been printed on the posters. Councillor Cogley said East Ayrshire Council has already received calls since they went at the end of April.
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She is also concerned about littering and fly-tipping and recently lodged a successful motion at a council meeting calling for the local authority to write to the Scottish Government asking for a stronger national litter strategy. Councillor Cogley wants the Scottish Government to come up with a strategy backed by cash to educate people and to help councils roll out additional enforcement and measures. She added that the blight of littering has been getting worse since 2016 – according to statistics from Keep Scotland Beautiful.
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