Mobile CCTV units are being used in the fight against irresponsible dog owners who allow their pets to foul parks and footpaths.
The mobile unit has already been used in Lomond Centre, Carleton Park, Gilvenbank, Pitcairn Avenue in Glenrothes, and in just one day 14 fixed penalty notices were issued for dog fouling and littering.
However, Elaine Devine, service manager for enforcement and commercial operations, said: “Our aim is not to issue large numbers of fixed penalty notices, but it is to let people know that dog fouling is not acceptable and must be stopped.”
The Council is encouraging all dog walkers to ‘Grab it, Bag it and Bin it’. As long as dog waste is suitably bagged it can go in any bin. People are also being asked to report any instances of dog fouling on 03451 55 00 22.
Councillor Pat Callaghan, executive spokesman for environment, said: “Dog fouling is blighting our communities and is passing on disease to our children.
“The Council is raising awareness of this problem and to encourage dog walkers to take a little bit extra care. Everyone can help, by reporting instances of dog fouling – information that helps us to identify an offender and the best time to catch them walking their dog, would be very useful. If we all do our bit, we can clean up Fife.”