Anonymous Thanet activist highlights dog mess with glitter
AN ANONYMOUS activist has taken to sprinkling dog mess with glitter to highlight the problem.
The self-styled "glitter poo fairy", who has been inspired by Thanet council's new dog-fouling campaign, has taken to tarting-up mess after finding several unwelcome deposits outside her Ramsgate home.
She said: "I thought, if I can't beat them I will glitterise them."
Thanet council had launched its campaign with the catchphrase: "There is no such thing as the poo fairy."
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Thanet councillor Ian Driver represents Northwood ward, which was the backdrop for the do-do dazzling.
He said: "I think it is inspired. It is good to know someone has a sense of humour and can highlight an issue as well as have a laugh.
"If I find out who the person is I would like to buy them a drink."
The council's campaign also aims to make sure dog owners know they can put their dog poo bags in any rubbish bin.
Its community enforcement team and dog wardens will take a zero tolerance approach, with offenders facing a fine of £80 or a maximum penalty of £1,000.
In the last year only six fines were issued.
There are more than 290 dog mess bins in parks, open grass and foreshore areas in Thanet.
The council still collects more than a ton of dogs' mess daily.