Earlston joins WOOFs project to reduce dog fouling

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Dog fouling is a regular subject of discussion in most Borders communities.

Now a local community council has joined forces with a Berwickshire project in a bid to persuade dog walkers to be a little more thoughtful.

Earlston Community Council got in touch with Berwickshire WOOFs (Waste Off Our Footpaths) and asked if they would bring their project to Earlston.

Berwickshire WOOFs, a non-confrontational way to change attitudes about dog fouling, is promoted through Berwickshire Community Safety Panel, with financial support from Berwickshire Housing Association and offers every dog owner/household in their area a chance to sign up to their scheme and receive 40 dog-waste bags each month, free of charge.

On Saturday (February 7), between 10.30am and 3pm, Berwickshire WOOFs and members of the community council will be in Earlston Square with the registration forms and dog -waste bags. From then onwards there will be a monthly distribution to Scott’s Garage, Westfield Road, so all dog owners who have registered can collect their bags. There will also be forms available in case any other new members wish to sign up.