Dog fouling hotspots across Richmondshire are being targeted as part of a national campaign to urge owners to clear up after their pets.
The District Council is erecting 40 glow in the dark signs in areas that are blighted with dog mess. The ‘We’re Watching You’ signs are visible after dark – research shows that dog owners are more likely to pick up after their dogs when they think they are being watched.
The authority - which has joined forces with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy for the campaign – has already mounted signs in Richmond, Reeth, Colburn, Hawes and Leyburn. Their success will be monitored – and they will be moved to new areas over the coming months.
Dog Warden Lee Richardson and Recycling and Street Scene Officer, Sally Dixon, are pictured erecting signs in Richmond.