Keep Scotland Beautiful are currently running a campaign called Dog Fouling Fortnight which will take place from Monday 30 September through to Sunday 13 October 2013.GrabIt

The focus of the campaign is to encourage dog owners to ‘Grab It, Bag It and Bin It’ and two key features of the campaign are to promote the campaign to a wide audience and also to undertake a survey of dog fouling in your area during the fortnight long campaign.

DRCET will be participating in the campaign and we will be encouraging others in the local community to get involved too!

Dog fouling is an issue that continues to affect most neighbourhoods in the area. In recent research into public attitudes to littering carried out by Keep Scotland Beautiful, almost 7 in 10 people rated dog fouling as the item on our streets, parks and beaches that bothered them most.  And with around 7 million dogs in the UK, producing 1,000 tonnes of excrement per day, it’s easy to see why we have a problem with dog dirt – in fact 64% of the Clean Up Scotland campaign supporters said they encountered dog fouling while carrying out clean up events this year.GrabIt_poster

DRCET are hosting a meeting of local organisations in cluding primary schools, housing associations and community centres to se how we can work together more closely to try and address this issue. The meeting will take place at 4pm on Thursday 12 September at the Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL. If you know of other local organisations that might want to be involved then please pass on the details about this meeting.

The campaign will be encouraging dog walkers to ‘Grab it, Bag it, and Bin it’, and a key feature of the campaign is to organise a dog fouling survey of their local park or pitch so we can get a better understanding of the problem.

You can find out more about the Dog Fouling Fortnight campaign on the Keep Scotland Beautiful website.