Council Gets €26,000 For Campaigns To Tackle Litter, Dog Fouling And Graffiti

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KERRY County Council will be allocated €26,000 for public campaigns to tackle litter, dog fouling and graffiti  from the Environment Fund under the 2018 Anti-Litter and Anti-Graffiti Awareness Grant Scheme (ALAGS).

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten T.D.  announced the overall allocation of €884,000 from the Environment Fund to 31 Local Authorities.

The Scheme provides funding to local authorities to conduct public awareness and education campaigns at a community level targeting litter, dog fouling and graffiti.

Each local authority is responsible for selecting the suitable awareness projects that receive funding.

Minister Naughten stated: “Local authorities use this funding to raise awareness and encourage behavioural change to tackle graffiti and littering of all types, including gum, cigarette butts and  dog fouling, which is a particular bugbear of mine. Dog fouling is perhaps the most intrusive type of litter and a constant source of annoyance for us all on our streets, in our parks and on our beaches. I welcome any initiatives that will increase awareness of this nuisance litter and the many public health risks, particularly for children, that is associated with dog owners not picking up their dog’s waste.”

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