Sunday, 16 May 2010
Irresponsible dog owners who fail to clean up after
their pet targeted in new campaign
East Lothian Council has launched a new
hard-hitting public awareness campaign aimed at reducing the problem of
dog fouling across the county. Dogwatch reminds dog owners of the
consequences of not cleaning up after their pets. Many owners are still
not picking up their pet's waste and instead leave behind piles of
unsightly and potentially dangerous mess.
Community Services spokesperson Cllr Paul McLennan, said:
Young children are most at risk to potential health problems
"Dog fouling is one of the top complaints received by the council.
Dog excrement not only looks disgusting but can also seriously affect
people's health. We have had a number of posters designed which carry a
clear message both in words and graphics that dog fouling is
unacceptable. Some people may find the imagery and words too strong but
we believe that this approach will shock people into modifying their
behaviour. It's not anti-dog but about responsible ownership and keeping
streets and parks clean and safe places for people, particularly
children, to enjoy."
associated with dog faeces as irresponsible dog owners are failing to
clean up when walking their dog in public parks, play areas and on
beaches. Part of the council's new campaign is the introduction of a
neighbourhood awareness scheme. People who are plagued with dog fouling
in their street or local park can contact the council via a dedicated email
address or telephone 01875 824305 and pass on their complaints.
Wardens can then go out to problem areas to advise dog walkers of their
You are invited to join The Big Fabulous Cuthill Lunch.
So What Next?
It would be great if you could sign up at The Big Lunch website, but you don't have to.
If you want to share your plans then let us know and we'll spread the word!
See you there!
Where does the name come from? How does it sting? Find out here.
|Nettles and Wildlife|
Take a look at the wildlife of the nettle patch.
|Nettles and People|
Discover how we have utilised the nettle for food, clothing and medicine.
What are we doing with the nettle today? - and what might we do tomorrow?
|Nettles in the news|
Take a look at some of nettley stories that appear in our newspapers and on our television screens.
|Get involved in Nettle Week|
Find out what you could do during Nettle Week - and the rest of the year for that matter.
|Nettle Week Events|
See what's happening near you or register your own activity.
|Nettle Week Supporters|
A listing of the organisations and individuals that support Nettle Week.
|Nettle Week Links|
Take a look at the web sites of our supporters and other nettle related sites.
|Nettle Fun and Games|
Try your luck at True or False? or enter our nettle art competition.
1 lb potatoesMethod:
½ lb young nettles
2 oz butter
1½ pts chicken or vegetable stock
sea salt & black pepper
4 tablespoons sour cream
Cook the peeled, chopped potatoes for 10 mins in salted water. Drain.
Wash & chop coarsely the nettles (Only pick the new, young tops,using gloves!)
Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the nettles and stew gently for a few minutes. Add the potatoes and heated stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes or until tender.
When all is soft, cool slightly & purée in a blender, adding seasoning and the sour cream.