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Dog warden set to address Bute community council

Bute and Cowal dog warden Jim Ferguson (centre), pictured with his Argyll and Bute Council colleagues David Beattie and Jackie McTaggart, who have the unpleasant task of cleaning up dog fouling from the island's streets and pavements.

Bute and Cowal dog warden Jim Ferguson (centre), pictured with his Argyll and Bute Council colleagues David Beattie and Jackie McTaggart, who have the unpleasant task of cleaning up dog fouling from the island's streets and pavements.

 

Bute’s senior dog warden is to be invited to address the next meeting of the island’s community council to explain changes to tackling the seemingly never-ending local nuisance of dog fouling.

Jim Ferguson is expected to shed more light on changes due to take effect in May which will see Argyll and Bute Council staff take over responsibility for issuing parking tickets on the island.

Those parking ticket wardens will also have the authority to issue tickets to dog owners who fail to pick up after their pets.

Local police inspector Gordon Anderson told BCC’s January meeting this week: “There will be two wardens covering the island - the main warden [Mr Ferguson] will be based in Dunoon but will come here regularly and will go on night-time patrols with police.”

Joint patrols between council staff and police officers on Bute were first trialled in April last year; Mr Ferguson is expected to attend BCC’s next meeting at Rothesay Pavilion on Wednesday, February 19 at 7.30pm.

 

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