New initiative to reduce litter /dog fouling across the city-Fleming‏

Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Fleming has welcomed a new initiative by Derry City and Strabane District Council “Live Here Love Here” which will give communities the opportunity to introduce some exciting and innovative methods in a bid to reduce litter and dog fouling in areas across the city

Councillor Fleming said “As councillors we receive complaints about dog fouling and littering on a daily basis .As well as being a health hazard it also costs the local council thousands of pounds of rate payers money cleaning up what is essentially someone else’s mess. So any initiative that helps in some small way stopping this is to be welcomed.

Through the Combating Litter in Your Community Project the council  aims to recruit some forward thinking community groups, volunteers, schools and businesses who would like to try out some innovative litter combating methods in their local community. Group participating will be provided with all the equipment, information and support needed to implement the project.