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Harry Hill highlights need for dog fouling equipment
I'm not a big fan of Harry Hill but when one of our readers told me Harry and the BBC's Dominic Littlewood had featured some dog fouling removal equipment on TV, I just had to find out more (writes the editor).
Having watched the TV Burp sketch, I then clicked through to a more serious discussion of the piece of kit that had been featured. It turned out to be the Morclean Back pack litter and dog foul collector, which is being used to great effect by the cleaning teams at Liverpool City Council - and helping them to win awards to boot.
"We were recently approached by Riverside UK for Liverpool City Council and asked to demonstrate our range of machines," says Morclean director Peter Morley.
"We were very pleased to receive an order to supply back pack litter collectors to remove dog fouling from the streets, pavements and parks of Liverpool."
Michael Bowles from Riverside Housing explains that as part of a recent rebranding in 2009/10, residents were asked what their main bugbears were when it came to cleaning services and dog mess came out as the main concern.
"We came across the machines through Keep Britain Tidy and for me it was a no brainer really to go out and purchase them because it makes such a difference and keeps the staff happy," he says.
Word about Liverpool's success in dealing with the problem is spreading and with it the problem of dog fouling is receding. And with some eight million dogs in the UK between them producing an estimated 1,000 tons of excrement each day, that can't be a bad thing!
To see the video, from BBC's Postcode Lottery programme, which clearly demonstrates how happy both the operators and members of the public are with the Morclean equipment, visit:
If you're a fan of Harry Hill you can watch this version:
24th May 2012