Crackdown on dog fouling in South Queensferry

Dog fouling hot spots in South Queensferry were the target of a recent initiative by environmental wardens determined to make sure that pet owners acted responsibly.

Two on-the-spot fines and one warning were given to people who failed to clean up after their dogs over three days of the intensive Operation West Cipher 2.
 
Wardens were aiming to engage the community in challenging dog fouling, which is a main concern of South Queensferry residents. Wardens patrolled specific streets from which the public have reported fouling from 7.30am until 7pm on foot, bikes and in cars.
 
Highly visible lamp-post wraps advertising the campaign and the Buster anti-dog fouling hotline were placed around the village. A display encouraging responsible dog ownership was put up in the library, and local school pupils entered a poster competition to produce the best anti-fouling design.
 
Councillor Lesley Hinds, Transport and Environment Convener, said: "There has been a great response to this initiative, and I welcome the hard work put in by the high visibility patrols.
 
"Schemes such as Cipher 2 are a great example of how working together and targeting areas of complaints can change behaviour and help to keep our pavements and parks free of dog fouling."

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