Blakeney Primary School pupils raise awareness of dog fouling
Pupils of Blakeney Primary School have been working with the District Council’s Street Warden Team to raise awareness of dog fouling in the village.
Street Warden, Damion Collins, ran a poster competition with children from years 3 and 4, aimed at encouraging dog owners to be more responsible and pick up after their pets.
Blakeney School Headteacher, Brett Stevenson said: “Some of our pupils live in Blakeney and want to be able to enjoy the village, but this is being spoilt by dog owners who are not picking up their dog mess.
“We encouraged the children from years 3 and 4 to make posters as part of a competition and eight winning designs were chosen for display around the village. We’re hoping that the posters will help to raise public awareness of the issue and encourage dog owners to pick up and dispose of their pets waste responsibly.”
Cllr Ray Cotton, Awre Parish Council added: “I would like to thank the pupils who took part in the competition. It’s great to see the posters are already being displayed around the village. Dog waste can be a nuisance and is particularly unpleasant when deposited on pavements and playground areas. Hopefully the posters will deter irresponsible dog owners from letting their pets foul in a public place.”
Cllr Paul Hiett, Cabinet Member for Communities, Parish and Town Councils and Community Safety said: “This is an example of a really good joint initiative where our resources have helped the community to help themselves.”