first_imgNewsLocal NewsTalking lamp posts to test Limerick dog ownersBy Bernie English – August 4, 2017 1375 Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Facebook Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Print Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues Twitter TAGSCommunitydog ownersEnvironmentlimerick live 95 fmlitterlocal newsPets Dog poo clean-upTalking lamp posts to test Limerick dog owners.THE NEXT time a Limerick dog cocks a leg to a lamp-post, their owners may be surprised when the lamp-post talks back. It’s all part of a campaign by the City and County Council to persuade pet owners to clean up after their dogs. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new campaign, involving talking ‘lamp posts’ and teaming up with Limerick’s Live 95FM’s Street Boy is part of Limerick City and County Council’s ongoing ‘Any Bag – Any Bin’ campaign to combat dog litter.  After its launch in Newcastlewest, the campaign is scheduled to move to Askeaton, Limerick City and Kilmallock this week.Dog owner are being asked to always clean up, remind relations, neighbours and friends to do the same, to take multiple bags on walks and to use any bag or public bin, use their own bin or to flush the poo down the loo. In addition to the joint campaign, other initiatives include local radio adverts and Park Rangers and Environment Inspectors/Litter Wardens handing out dog litter bags.Local authority Environment Awareness Officer Sinead McDonnell said that Minister Denis Naughten summed it up when he said that if your dog fouled in your own home, you’d clean it up immediately. “The same should apply to our streets.  Yet the amount of people who don’t take this level of care is disappointing. We see it in on streets, parks, river bank walks and it’s unacceptable”.   “Dog poo contains bacteria which can be dangerous and is a serious hazard to young children and wheelchair users among others,” she explained.Dog fouling is an offence under the Litter Act and dog owners who fail to clean up after their pet can face an on-the-spot fine of €150 or a court fine up to a maximum of €3,000 for each offence.Read similar stories in the Limerick Post Local News section. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Previous articleA film festival first for Ireland, RHIFF TVNext articleComplaints against Rubberbandits’ ‘haunted bread’ comment rejected by BAI Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Email Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Linkedin Advertisementlast_img

Talking lamp posts to test Limerick dog owners

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