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Poowatch app to clean up Worcester’s streets

PooWatch

Poowatch - a new free web app for smartphones, tablets and personal computers – launches this week in a bid to clean up Worcester’s streets and shame irresponsible dog-owners into clearing up after their pets.

Residents are being urged to use it to record any dog litter they spot in the city. The information they provide will help identify dog litter hotspots so action can be targeted in areas of greatest need.  

The new web app has been jointly developed by the Safer Worcester Partnership, the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust (DWT) and Worcester City Council with funding from West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

The web app – which is free to access – will use GPS locaters to provide a simple and easy way for people to report dog mess and will help create an interactive map of the city showing the worst affected areas. It also shows the nearest poo bin to your location.

To access the website go to www.poowatch.co.uk

Worcester City Council’s cabinet member for clean, green and safe Councillor Andy Roberts said: "I get tackled by people who are infuriated by dog poo on pavements and frustrated that there are so few prosecutions.

“This web app could give them a chance to get involved by providing up-to-the -minute information."

Members of the PooWatch Team are happy to come and speak to community groups about PooWatch and attend community events.

Please email teampoowatch@gmail.com

For further information visit www.poowatch.co.uk or search for @poowatch on Twitter.

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