COUNCIL environmental health officers will be out and about in the county raising awareness of excessive dog barking as part of Noise Action Week (May 21-26).

Excessive dog barking is the number one noise complaint dealt with by Carmarthenshire County Council’s environmental health team.

Officers will be visiting attractions popular with dog owners to raise awareness of the issue and handing out leaflets about what can be done to help minimise dog barking.

This week officers will be at:

Parc y Bocs Farm Shop, Kidwelly, Thursday, May 24 from 2pm-4pm

Llansteffan Beach, Friday, May 25, from 9am to 11am.

Executive board member responsible for public protection, Cllr Philip Hughes, said: “Excessive dog barking is our number one noise complaint, in terms of volume, so as part of Noise Action Week our officers will be out raising awareness amongst dog walkers and owners of the problems excessive dog barking can cause.”

The council has a team of officers, who have recognised specialist qualifications in the field of acoustics and noise control, who deal with around 900 noise complaints every year.

More information on dog barking and how to make a complaint can be found on the environmental health pages on Carmarthenshire County Council’s website www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales

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