New Tory council leader, Tony Cox, announced the proposal as part of a ten-point plan for the town.
The scheme, which other councils have also looked at, works by taking a swab from a dog to add its DNA to a register, which can then be matched with a sample of dog dirt.
Mr Cox announced the move to explore the initiative last night as part of a plan to invest in the borough.Oh dear.
Still, Baldri- I mean, Tony, just because it hasn't worked anywhere else, eh?
Though most of the poop in Southend High Street is likely to be human.