“People, particularly in the Windmill Hill area of the town, told us it was a major problem,” said Councillor McAlpine.
“I contacted Council officers and as a result, they have now put up 18 new dog fouling signs on Meethinghouse Street and Windmill Hill. Now anyone caught allowing their dog to foul risks a fine of £1,000.
“Irresponsible dog owners and the mess they allow their pets to leave behind can be off-putting for residents and visitors alike. I hope these new signs will allow us to reduce this problem.”