MONIFIETH Community Council launched a crackdown on dog owners who don’t clean up after their pets at their meeting on Wednesday night.
A series of measures including making dog mess bags more widely available are all part of the campaign, which hopes to hammer home that there is no excuse for letting your dog foul in public spaces.
A poster competition was also run by both Seaview and Grange primary schools and the winning entries will be displayed around the town to encourage people to be responsible dog owners.
Community councillor John Thornton, has been organising the initiative and he told the Guide & Gazette that keeping Monifieth clean and tidy should be a priority for residents.
He explained: “We have folk all of the time complaining to community councillors and our Angus councillors about people not cleaning up their dog’s mess.
“We are entering competitions such as Monifieth in Bloom and have the Ecofest and beach cleans so it is important dog owners do their bit to help us.
“Often you sometimes see dog bags where owners have cleaned up but just left the bag lying.
“We want to get the message across that both red and black bins can also be used as well as the grey domestic waste bins.”
The community council has made over 3,000 dog bags available in local shops which can be collected for free.
A £50 donation from Euan Jenkin from Troup Chemists has enabled them to purchase the bags and the community council hope that they can also install dispensers at various points so bags are always at hand.
Mr Thornton added: “We just want to encourage dog owners to be responsible and realise there is no excuse for not cleaning up after your dog.”