A new app, designed to tackle the scourge of dog litter, will be launched this week in Worcester.
The aim of the Poowatch app is to shame irresponsible dog-owners into clearing up after their pets and should, the council hopes, help clean up Worcester’s streets.
Residents will be asked to use the free app to record dog litter when they come across it.
The app uses GPS locators so the information can be collated and used to identify hotspots. This will help the council in targeting the 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.
Cllr Andy Roberts from Worcester City Council 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.