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Bag it and bin it for poop scoop week

Allerdale Borough Council is encouraging residents and visitors to ‘bag it and bin it’ as part of National Poop Scoop Week, 11-17 June 2012.

Councillor Michael Heaslip, Executive member with responsibility for tackling dog fouling, said; “We’ve said it before and we’ll take this opportunity of Poop Scoop week to say it again: not cleaning up after your dog has fouled is disgusting. This council provides free poop scoop bags, so take them and use them.

“While the majority of dog walkers are responsible and pick up after their dog, a careless few are still giving dogs a bad name. We won’t tolerate the actions of the irresponsible few; residents and visitors need to be aware that we are taking action to tackle dog fouling.”

Dog fouling reportedly costs local councils over £22 million each year in the UK.

National Poop Scoop week is a Dogs Trust initiative that takes place every year in conjunction with local authorities and schools across the UK. Dogs Trust urges dog owners to ‘Bag it and Bin it'; to pick up after their dog and help clean up public spaces.

Residents who witness dog fouling are asked to contact the Council and provide as much information as possible. To report dog fouling, visit www.allerdale.gov.uk/dogfouling, email customer.service@allerdale.gov.uk or telephone 01900 702800.

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