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Revealed: Jersey’s dog poo hot spots

Revealed: Jersey’s dog poo hot spots

Monday 08 June 2015

Revealed: Jersey’s dog poo hot spots

Monday 08 June 2015

It started with a simple question: where are Jersey’s worst spots for dog poo?

And two weeks later, hundred of Islanders have had their say on the sticky subject, and the top ten pooch poo spots have been revealed.

Eco-Active say that they will now start targeting: Havre des Pas, Jardin d'Olivet, La Pouquelaye, Noirmont Point, Portelet Common, Ouaisne Common, Queen’s Valley Reservoir, Rue des Près footpath, St Ouen’s sand dunes, and St Catherine's Woods.

Jersey’s dogs produce 221 tons of poo every year – and the Environment department say that too much of it stays on the streets and pavements instead of going into bins.

Eco Active Programme Manager Jane Burns said: “Identifying the worst affected parts of the Island will help us to focus our efforts.

“Obviously, we want the message to get out across the whole of Jersey but now we understand the areas where some extra targeted work is needed.

“Our resources are now in pet shops, garden centres, the Animal Shelter, parish halls and veterinary surgeries. If any business or community centre would like to act as a distribution point, we’d be very happy to hear from them.

“The resources include poo bags, badges and stickers. We hope that by drawing attention to this issue, the public will help persuade people to be responsible and help reduce the amount of dog poo across Jersey.”

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Posted by Lee Turner on
Was just up Le quenavais playing fields with my boys and the smell of old dog poo was every were not very nice
Posted by Steve Pallot on
Unfortunately a lot of inconsiderate dog owners spoil for the majority of considerate owners, i believe the states of Jersey have a dog/animal ranger that patrols the island. I’m out at least twice a day all over the island & I’ve never seen the ranger. Fines need to be imposed to those owners not picking up.
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