Richmondshire businesses are being urged to support a ground breaking scheme to tackle dog waste.

The District Council is trialling an initiative which encourages dog owners to pick up after their pets.

Two TiksPac stations – which provided free dog waste bags - have been installed at popular public walking routes. If they are successful it is hoped more will follow funded by advertisements from local businesses. They can place information on the stations not only to promote their wares but also to show support for the local environment.

“These stations have already proved popular in other parts of the country so we are hoping businesses here also see the advantage of supporting them – and keeping our streets and parks clear of dog mess,” said Dog Warden, Lee Richardson.

“They provide free bags for those pet owners that need encouragement to use them. Most dog walkers realise the importance of picking up after their pets, but there are still some that give them all a bad name.”

The two stations are located in Richmond at The Fosse car park and Round Howe.

For more information on the scheme contact TiksPac on 01925 593892.

dog poo dispeners

Dog warden, Lee Richardson – with Ziggy, and Recycling officer, Sally Dixon, install the first dispenser at the Fosse car park in Richmond

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