Dog walkers on Kirkcaldy Esplanade warned to pick up after their pets

Councillor Neil Crooks with environmental enforcement officers Karen Carmichael and Stewart Mitchell, who will be patrolling Kirkcaldy Esplanade.
Councillor Neil Crooks with environmental enforcement officers Karen Carmichael and Stewart Mitchell, who will be patrolling Kirkcaldy Esplanade.
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Kirkcaldy councillor Neil Crooks is urging dog walkers using the Esplanade to do the right thing and pick up after their pets.

Cllr Crooks, chairman of the Kirkcaldy area committee, says dog fouling is blighting many communities across Fife and must be stopped – and he highlighted particular problems along the Lang Toun’s water front.

The amount of dog fouling along Kirkcaldy Esplanade is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Councillor Neil Crooks

He said: “The amount of dog fouling along Kirkcaldy Esplanade is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

“I plead with dog walkers to be responsible and tidy up after their dogs. Take a plastic bag with you – as long as the dog waste is suitably bagged it can go in any litter bin. There are 13 bins along the Esplanade, so there’s no excuse for dog fouling.”

Environmental Enforcement Officers will be regularly patrolling Kirkcaldy Esplanade and issuing fines to anyone not picking up after their dog.

Members of the public can also help by reporting any instances of dog fouling to the Council on 03451 55 00 22.

Cllr Crooks added: “If you get caught not clearing up after your dog, it’s a £40 fine.

“I encourage everyone to help by reporting instances of dog fouling to the Council. Information that helps us to identify an offender and the best time to catch them walking their dog is needed.”