messages unveiled in dog fouling crackdown in Burnham
like this are being painted onto pavements across Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge as part of a project to stamp out dog fouling.
of Burnham and Highbridge Youth Town Council have been working
hard in recent months on their dog fouling campaign.
gaining permission from Somerset County Council and Sedgemoor
District Council, the group has this week been stencilling the
message 'Responsible Dog Owners Bin it' in temporary spray chalk
onto strategic spots on the seafront and at Apex Park to catch
the eyes of dog walkers.
of printed colour leaflets have also been given out to dog owners
in local parks as part of an attempt to raise awareness about
campaign leaflets contain awareness information about the potential
harm that dog poo does to both the environment and people,"
said group leader Kate Lawson, pictured right with the group.
leaflet also includes a 'Certificate of Appreciation' stating
'thanks for being a responsible dog owner' awarded by Burnham
and Highbridge Youth Town Council."
posters are also being put up at designated poster points around
are also handing out a free 'poop' bag and a Bonio for dogs, to
encourage owners to pick up after their pets."
The group received £100 of funding through the Take Art
Project 'What Change?' which has paid for the leaflets, posters,
Bonios, poop bags and spray chalk.
added: "We have further ideas for artwork and more stenciling
to do at identified sites in the towns, and are hopeful that our
awareness leaflets and positive message will encourage the right
steps towards a cleaner and healthier walking environment in our
locality for all to enjoy."