DOG owners will be encouraged to clean up after their pets at a touring event in Rivacre.
Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Anti-Dog Fouling Roadshow is at Rivacre Valley Country Park from 7am-noon on Tuesday, September 27.
The vehicle will be in the car park in front of the rangers’ office and council officers will give advice and issue free dog waste bags.
They will raise awareness about the health risks associated with dog faeces, which are a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. There is also a risk from parasites such as Toxocara canis, which can cause blindness, especially in young children.
Cllr Diane Roberts, representing the Netherpool ward, said: “Dog fouling is one of the top complaints received by the council.
“Dog mess can be disposed of in any general litter bin but people aren’t aware of this.
“The roadshow will bring together officers from Streetscene, community safety wardens and also our dog warden service to get over the clear message that dog fouling is really another form of anti-social behaviour and, as such, is unacceptable.”