After a year-long campaign against dog fouling in Coagh two new bins have been installed to help owners stay on top of the mess their pets leave behind.
And now they have been fitted, Mid Ulster councillor Mark Glasgow is appealing to both dog owners and residents to use them and keep the village’s streets clean.
He said: “I have seen for myself the dog foul issue that’s currently going on in Coagh.
“When I was first approached by residents of the area about the problem I contacted the previous council [Cookstown District Council] about getting additional multi purpose bins located along Urbal Road, [but] unfortunately I was unsuccessful.
“However, after discussions with our new Environment and Properties Department within Mid Ulster District Council, I am pleased to say two new multipurpose litter bins have been installed.
“These bins have two purposes,” he added.
“To remove the dog foul from the streets and litter [and] I would urge all dog owners and walkers who don’t use these bins to use them.
“Coagh is a lovely village and leaving dog foul on the footpaths is dangerous to public health and downgrades the overall image of the village.
“These bins have been installed to serve a purpose so I would ask all dog owners to ‘Bag it Bin it’ [and] lets keep Coagh’s footpaths free of dog foul.”