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Residents Reminded to Love Where They Live

Written by on 15th April 2020

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is asking its residents to Love Where They Live during these unprecedented times. 

The Council is asking residents to be proud of their street or neighbourhood when undertaking their one form of daily outdoor exercise. 

The Council has received reports that a small minority of people are dropping litter, failing to clean up after their dogs, or even fly-tipping.

Dog owners are also reminded that dogs are not permitted on sports fields as there has been a high number of reports of dog fouling on pitches – which many people are currently using to carry out their daily outdoor exercises on. 

Leaving your dogs to run free and potentially foul in these areas could lead to major health consequences at a time when NHS resources are already stretched – and residents are asked to please think and act to ensure that these areas remain dog (waste) free.  

During these unprecedented times, the Council’s dedicated Streetcare team are doing all they can to carry out their ‘normal’ duties and are still patrolling areas, ready to enforce where necessary, but with staff illness and stretched resources – we are calling out to residents to help where they can.

The Council is also receiving reports of dog owners leaving their ‘doggy bags’ hooked on to bins, making them appear to be full, as owners do not want to touch the dog waste bin handles – where this is the case we ask that where possible, you take the ‘doggy bags’ home and dispose of them in your own black bag/wheelie bin waste – remember to wash your hands after doing so.