Dog mess spray-painted bright colour at Derbyshire park

Dog mess has been sprayed a bright colour at a Derbyshire tourist attraction to highlight the problem.

Saturday, 3rd December 2016, 9:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 4:42 pm
Picture: Bolsover District Council.

Over the past couple of weeks, Bolsover District Council has been working with Pleasley Wildlife Group and Derbyshire County Council’s countryside rangers to tackle dog fouling issues at Pleasley Pit Country Park.

Councillor Brian Murray-Carr, the district council’s cabinet member for the environment, said: "Dog fouling is one of the scourges that we are faced with.

"But in reality there shouldn’t be a problem – you own a dog, it eats, it poos, you clean it up.

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"The bright white spray-paint will make this mess really obvious so the owners get the message that it is disgusting."

During a recent search, the organisations found 250 pieces of dog mess in the space of 200 yards at the country park.