Monifieth Community Council launches anti dog fouling campaign

MONIFIETH Community Council is planning a campaign to encourage dog owners to clean up after their pets.

The matter was discussed at length at the council’s monthly meeting last Wednesday in the newly refurbished Community Cabin with members agreeing they have to take a strong stance against dog fouling in public places.

To boost the campaign Angus Council have agreed to provide several new dog waste bins and dog bags will be available in local shops as well as the ACCESS office.

Both Seaview and Grange Primary Schools have agreed to enter a poster competition to encourage owners to clean up after their dogs and the winners will be invited to the next community council meeting when the campaign will be officially launched.

PC Sheena Melvin then addressed the meeting, reminding residents to be on their guard against bogus workmen who have been targeting elderly residents.

She warned anybody who thinks they may have a bogus caller to ask them to provide identification and of they become aggressive to contact police.

PC Melvin also advised locking away garden equipment as it can be used to force entry into properties.

Next Angus councillor Jean Lee reported on the lack of progress in the roadworks on Dalhousie Street, however she hoped this would be completed soon.

Councillor John Whyte also told the community council about a recent beach clean up in Monifieth, which had gathered up almost 20 bags of rubbish.

The next meeting of Monifieth Community Council will be held on Wednesday, May 11, in the Community Cabin, Union Street.