Bute dog mess campaign banner unveiled

Constable David Grant and council amenity warden Jim Ferguson with one of Bute's new anti-dog fouling banners.
Constable David Grant and council amenity warden Jim Ferguson with one of Bute's new anti-dog fouling banners.

A new banner warning dog owners on Bute to clean up after their pets has been unveiled by police and local council officials.

The banner gives, in large print, the number for people to call if they witness anyone allowing their dog to foul a public area and failing to clean up immediately.

The contact details appear alongside a sinister-looking pair of eyes warning that ‘We’re Watching You’ - we, in this case, being not just the council and police but any member of the public who sees an incident.

The banners have been funded jointly by Police Scotland, Argyll and Bute Council and local housing associations ACHA and Fyne Homes, and have been designed and produced by Malcolm Johnston of local business Bute Signs & Graphics.

If a success the banners could be displayed in communities across Argyll and Bute.

Council amenity warden Jim Ferguson said: “We’re asking people to be our eyes and ears because although we do patrol problem areas we can’t be everywhere.”

The number to call to report a dog fouling incident is 01546 605514.