DOG-MESS markers have made a comeback in Muston as the parish council attempts to “shame” the culprits into picking up after their pets.
Chairman of the parish council Jackie Town said there had been another outbreak of dog fouling in the village, particularly in Hunmanby Street, and the flags had gone in a bid to highlight the problem.
She said: “Both the parish council and Muston in Bloom are extremely annoyed that a few irresponsible dog owners are spoiling the village, causing a health hazard and giving other dog-owners a bad name. I am sure they would not like their children being covered in dog dirt.”
Cllr Town said they intended to do all they could to find and report the culprits and urged any witnesses to call the Anti-Social Behaviour Hotline on 384444 with as much information as possible.
She added: “Muston in Bloom are also very concerned as the In Bloom spring judging is due to take place on Friday, April 1, and they want the village to look as attractive and clean as possible in order to try and regain a silver gilt award which they lost last year due to some controversial judging.”
Scarborough Council’s dog warden has also been asked to pay a visit.