'Doodoowatch' lets people highlight popular ‘dumping spots’
Residents in a Cambridgeshire have come up with a novel way tackle the problem of dog fouling.
According to BBC News, the problem has become so bad in the village of Wimblington that locals have drawn up an interactive “poo-shaming” map. The scheme, named Doodoowatch, lets people highlight popular ‘dumping spots’ and upload photographs of the unwanted dog mess.
The idea is the brainchild of Wimblington resident Amanda Carlin, who said that it was a “fun way of addressing a serious issue”. When somebody reports a case of dog fouling, a smiley icon appears on the map and the reports are then passed on to the local authorities.
Ms Carlin, a former parish councillor, said that she hoped people would be “shamed” into picking up after their dog. The map will show locals where it is safe and clean to walk with their animals and children, she added.
She now plans to keep a close eye on the scheme to see if the number of dog-fouling reports decline.