Updated: Alastair Majury on DOG WASTE CAMPAIGN SEEING RESULTS IN DUNBLANE.
Dog owners across Dunblane are starting to see an end to the need to use old pole mounted dog bins, that are both unhygienic for use by the general public, as their use requires a lid to be operated and have serious Health & Safety issues for council staff during the process of emptying, exacerbated by overfilling of the containers, and heavy rain. Local Cllr, Alastair Majury is ensuring that the old bins, often broken, are being reported, removed and other safer bins identified for use.
The latest pole mounted bin to be removed was located on Kippendavie Road and new bin located. Dog owners will be now be able use three free standing litter bins located within 200 metres, which accepts both litter & dog waste. These larger containers are much safer to use for both the dog owner and the person emptying it.
Council officers will also commence regular patrols of the Murdoch Terrace, Wallace Road, Bruce Avenue, and Anchorcross area of Dunblane.
Ramsay Drive was cleared of waste by officers as soon as it was reported by Cllr Alastair Majury.
Local Conservative Councillor Alastair Majury said:
I know this will be a campaign that never ends but I will keep working to improve the facilities available for responsible dog owners across the area. The majority of dog owners know the importance of cleaning up after their pets and they find it frustrating when others don’t or let their dogs out alone. I am also pleased that the pupils at Primary & High schools along with local residents will benefit from enforcement officers patrolling this area. I would urge people to report dog fouling issues and the old type of bins to the Council directly or to myself.
- 69% of people rate dog faeces as the item on our streets, parks and beaches that bothered them most.
- 52% of people in Scotland say that dog fouling is the waste item on our streets and public spaces that offends them most.
- Approximately 1,000 tonnes of dog faeces are produced every day in the UK. (with Yorkshire terriers producing 100g a day while a St Bernard produces about 1kg!)
- Dog fouling can lead to an increased risk in disease if dogs are not regularly wormed. Toxocara canis can pass from dog poo to humans as Toxocariasis through contaminated sand or soil, or by playing with dogs which have licked eggs from their bodies or faeces.
- The Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003 aims to protect residents from the risks and dangers of abandoned dog faeces. The Act states that it is an offence for the person in charge of a dog to leave its mess without removing it.
Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair is also a volunteer officer at the local Boys’ Brigade company, a charity which focuses on enriching the lives of children and young people, and building a stronger community. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.