East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s dog warden team are looking for volunteers to help them create a cleaner environment.
Volunteers would be given training by the dog wardens on the dog fouling law and would help by challenging those dog walkers who fail to clean up after their pets.
They would also be able to hand out information about responsible dog ownership as well as understanding what evidence is required in order for a £75 fixed penalty notice to be issued.
Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for community involvement and local partnerships at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Dog fouling is a major issue and while most dog walkers are responsible and do clean up the mess left by their pets, there are some that don’t.
“The East Riding is a vast area and our dog wardens can’t be everywhere which is why we are asking for the help of the public.
“Those who do come forward will be given all the information and confidence they need to challenge those who are seen to be not cleaning up the mess left by their dogs while being able to give out information about responsible dog ownership.
“We would really like fellow dog walkers to come forward and help us create a cleaner environment but will consider volunteers from any walks of life.”
For more details ring East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s dog warden team on (01482) 396301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org