‘Major public awareness campaign on dog fouling’

At the launch of the new bins in St Colman’s Health Campus on Monday, Paul Kavanagh, project manager with Fermoy Tidy Towns (left) is pictured with Valerie Murphy, CEO of Avondhu Blackwater Partnership (ABP); deputy principal of St Colman's College Jimmy Condon; Dave Clarke (ABP), Cllr Noel McCarthy, chair of Fermoy Tidy Towns, dog walker Jill Stone and her dogs Sukie and Scruffy, and treasurer of Fermoy Tidy Towns, PJ O'Leary. (Picture: EOB-d)

Two long-awaited dog waste bins have been installed at St Colman’s Health Campus in Fermoy, but a major public awareness campaign will be needed to ensure dog owners will use them and will clean up after their dogs, a Fermoy Tidy Towns spokesman has said. 

Paul Kavanagh, project manager with Fermoy Tidy Towns, said the bins, which were unveiled this week, had taken six years to install due to the complexities of St Colman’s Health Campus, a popular spot with local dog walkers and fitness enthusiasts, being privately owned by St Coman’s College. 

“We needed the buy-in from St Colman’s College,” Mr Kavanagh told The Avondhu

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