Dog muck and messy park need to be fixed

Significant amounts of dog fouling in particular parts of Newton Stewart have been reported to the local community council.

It was heard at Cree Valley Community Council on Monday night that Duncree Terrace, the suspension bridge, Douglas Park and King Street were badly affected and the council agreed to contact the local dog warden for heightened monitoring of those areas.

It was also agreed to contact DGHP regarding the state of the park on Slaughterhouse Road. Clifford Smithers pointed out that someone who had been in cutting wood had left a mess and that the gate is hanging open and rusty, leaving the park open for kids to run out on to the road.

Councillors also agreed to form a committee to look at ways of commemorating WWI over the next four years, involving scouts, the churches and any other willing bodies.