Dog pooh is posing problems for children and parents accessing Scoil Bhride Naofa in Kildare Town.
Cllr Tony O’Donnell told last week’s Kildare Area Committee meeting he was contacted by some of the parents. He asked if the council could extend the street cleaning to this area which is a popular walking route where the dog pooh is prevalent. Cllr Suzanne Doyle said some residents were just letting their dogs out of their houses and letting them foul the street. She said this route was to form part of a Slí na Sláinte pilot scheme route and she asked if markings could be painted on the road to heighten awareness among dog owners. She said she was recently in France where she saw council workers on motorbikes hoovering up the dog pooh, although she acknowledged that would never happen here. The council said a current review of street cleaning in the electoral area would take into account a reduced budget and increased waste disposal costs due to the selling of Silliot Hill. Cllr O’Donnell’s request for signage against dog dirt was referred to the Environment Section of the council.