A number of locals have approached the Ballybay News about an increase in dog fouling in the Town Park and Town’s streets. Under Section 22 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997 it is an offence to allow a dog under your control to foul in a public place. Dog faeces is foul-smelling, unsightly and is a potential source of serious disease, particularly for children. Dog faeces is a particular nuisance on footpaths, in parks, playgrounds and in school playing areas where it is likely to be stepped on by pedestrians, or rolled on by cyclists or wheelchair users, or handled by small children playing in the area. So remember if you own a dog please be responsible and clean up after it otherwise you could find yourself in trouble and receive a fine.