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Council considers dog DNA service

Published: 15/02/2016

The issue of environmental crime, particularly dog fouling, has been highlighted as a priority by Flintshire residents and Flintshire County Council is constantly reviewing options to improve the cleanliness of the streets and is currently evaluating the effectiveness of an innovative method of dealing with irresponsible dog owners. Members of the Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee’s Dog DNA Task and Finish Group met recently in Mold with Gary Downie of Streetkleen who wants to introduce a Dog DNA registration service, call PooPrints UK, to Flintshire. Once the group has considered their findings, they will then present their recommendations to the full Scrutiny Committee before the Councils Cabinet.can make a decision on the proposal. Councillor Veronica Gay, Chair of the Scrutiny Committee, said: “Despite the success of Operation Clean Up which has been running for a number of years, there still remains the irresponsible minority who fail to clean up after their dog and it is important that we consider all options for enforcement to send out a strong message that dog fouling in Flintshire will not be tolerated.” Pictured left to right: Mark Middleton, Operational Manager, Streetscene, Gary Downie from Streetkleen, Cllr Veronica Gay, Cllr Arnold Woolley, Cllr David Roney, Cllr Ray Hughes, Cllr Colin Legg