Council get the scoop on Laurelhill dog poop

Promoting the pilot 'Big Scoop Campaign' in the Laurelhill area are: Marty O'Boyle, Enforcement Officer; Councillor James Baird, Chairman of the Council's Environmental Services Committee; Ronnie Milsop, Regional Campaign Manager, Dogs Trust; Joanne MacAskill, Senior Enforcement Officer and Mitzi who is owned by Bertie McLaughlin.
Promoting the pilot 'Big Scoop Campaign' in the Laurelhill area are: Marty O'Boyle, Enforcement Officer; Councillor James Baird, Chairman of the Council's Environmental Services Committee; Ronnie Milsop, Regional Campaign Manager, Dogs Trust; Joanne MacAskill, Senior Enforcement Officer and Mitzi who is owned by Bertie McLaughlin.

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and Dogs Trust are working together on the ‘Love Lines’ Big Scoop Campaign to tackle dog fouling in the Laurelhill area of the City.

Dogs Trust has joined forces with the Council to encourage local dog owners to pick up after their dog.

Promoting the pilot 'Big Scoop Campaign' in the Laurelhill area during which dog walkers are encouraged to use any of the cleraly marked public bins to dispose of dog fouling are: (l-r) Ronnie Milsop, Regional Campaign Manager, Dogs Trust; Councillor James Baird, Chairman of the Council's Environmental Services Committee; Joanne MacAskill, Senior Enforcement Officer; Mitzi who is owned by Bertie McLaughlin and Marty O'Boyle, Enforcement Officer.

Promoting the pilot 'Big Scoop Campaign' in the Laurelhill area during which dog walkers are encouraged to use any of the cleraly marked public bins to dispose of dog fouling are: (l-r) Ronnie Milsop, Regional Campaign Manager, Dogs Trust; Councillor James Baird, Chairman of the Council's Environmental Services Committee; Joanne MacAskill, Senior Enforcement Officer; Mitzi who is owned by Bertie McLaughlin and Marty O'Boyle, Enforcement Officer.

The Charity has launched an installation in Laurelhill featuring catchy memorable slogans on dog fouling promotional material placed across the area. This is intended to encourage dog owners to pick up after their dogs and to remind them that ‘any public bin will do’ when getting rid of doggy doo.

Councillor James Baird, Chairman of the Council’s Environmental Services Committee, said: “Throughout the year, the Council carries out routine patrols and undertakes spot checks in urban and rural areas across the City to ensure that people are being responsible and ‘scooping the poop’. Anyone failing to clean up after their dog will be fined £50 if observed by a Council Dog Warden or a member of the public who can then report the offence to the Council.”

Alex Jackson, Head of Campaigns at Dogs Trust added: “We are hoping The Big Scoop, Dogs Trust nationwide poop campaign, will remind everyone to help keep their local area dog poo free, prompt other owners to pick up dog mess and dispose of it in any public bin. We are really grateful to Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council for helping Dogs Trust in our mission to make Laurelhill poop-free.”

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council would urge residents to please report dog fouling issues and help the Council cut this problem down by calling 028 9049 4500 to help the Council keep local communities clean.