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Kingdom launches campaign to tackle dog fouling in Denbighshire

clip_image002Kingdom has launched a new campaign to tackle dog fouling in Denbighshire and will be solely responsible for enforcing it.

Kingdom has been providing environmental protection services in the Welsh county since November 2012 on behalf of Denbighshire County Council.

Kingdom’s specialist teams aim to make our environment cleaner, safer and greener. They are led by experts with an ex-police and military background. They deliver over 270,000 Environmental Protection hours per annum on behalf of local authorities across the UK, issuing fixed penalty notices (FPNs) to offenders who are seen breaking the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in streets, parks and open spaces, therefore successfully reducing anti-social behaviour.

The new campaign will see mini-CCTV cameras being used to film at dog fouling spots as part of a new effort to stop irresponsible pet owners who don’t clean up after their dogs. The cameras are not covert, and can be set up and moved to another location quickly and easily.

Another element of the campaign will involve signs being placed on lampposts across Denbighshire warning members of the public that the area is being monitored. The signs have images of ‘reflective eyes’ (above) which reflect light during hours of darkness.

Kingdom’s Environmental Protection officers will be focusing their efforts on patrols specifically to identify offenders over the next two weeks. Free bags will also be provided to dog owners, dog mess found on pavements will be painted using chalk to highlight the problem, and Kingdom’s officers will be gathering intelligence to enable further enforcement. Meanwhile dog owners that are found cleaning up their dog’s mess will be offered the chance to enter into a prize draw as part of the Bin it to Win it scheme.

Commenting on the new campaign, Cllr David Smith, the Cabinet Lead Member for Public Realm, said: “This is the latest in a range of initiatives undertaken by the council to tackle dog fouling in the county. Residents tell us that it is one of the biggest issues of concern to them. The majority of individuals want to live in, work in and visit an area that is free of dog mess. It is a blight on the landscape and can be detrimental to people’s health and well-being.

“This campaign is about educating people to be considerate and not allow their dogs to foul in public. The majority of people do act responsibly and we thank them for that. It’s the small group of individuals that we are trying to reach with our message. Dog fouling will simply not be tolerated in our county and we hope that our high profile and visible approach will make a real difference.”

Innovative, independent and driven to explore new ways Kingdom successfully manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard specialising in security, cleaning and environmental protection. Our national network of regional support offices manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard, benchmarked by all the major UK quality accreditation bodies.

Established in 1993 and operating nationally, commercial and service strength supported with organic and acquisition growth has seen Kingdom become one of the largest independently owned companies in the UK within their areas of service expertise. Commercially strong they have a strategy to continually grow and strengthen by expanding their services and offering a complete support service to their customers.

Kingdom take a fresh approach to the support services market: adapting to the proliferation of new technologies and emerging security threats, whilst also offering their customers a leaner, smarter and more connected way of working.

For more information about Kingdom and all their services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.