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Braintree: New campaign after 412 piles of dog mess collected
11:09am Tuesday 30th October 2012 in News
'Poo patrollers’ are set to name and shame irresponsible dog owners after more than 400 piles of dog mess was collected in just four hours.
Braintree Council is calling for users of the Flitch Way to report offenders in a bid to keep the path clear of dog mess in its latest public campaign.
Five of its staff collected 412 piles of dog mess in four hours just one month after the last clear up.
The council is teaming up with Friends of the Flitch Way, Rayne Parish Council and Essex County Council’s park rangers to remind people to clear up after their dogs or face a fine of £1,000 as part of its Green Heart of Essex campaign.
Councillor Wendy Schmitt, cabinet member for place said: “This anti-social behaviour by irresponsible dog owners is a public health risk and spoiling everyone else’s enjoyment of the Flitch Way."
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