traders start pavement paint scheme to shame dog foulers
new scheme that aims to 'shame' dog owners into preventing their
pets fouling pavements and play areas in Highbridge has launched.
Murphy from Highbridge Chamber of Trade, pictured, and local traders
are spray-painting around dog waste on pavements in an effort to
encourage residents to clean up after their pets.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The Chamber has answered a call for
help from Highbridge's traders to address the problem and address
the disgusting state of our pavements."
got talking with traders and residents about the problem after being
appalled at the state of Southwell Gardens last September where
I had to remove 40 piles of dog poo before holding an outdoor event
problem is now particularly bad along pavements in Tyler Way, Church
Street and Market Street and even around play areas."
heard that Camden Borough Council has been successfully using pink-coloured,
temporary chalk paint to draw attention to dog waste and shame dog
users, so I managed to get some cans and we're now using them in
washes away after a few days but the paint is there to draw attention
to the problem and shame the dog owners into stopping. Several residents
have told me that they feel unhappy walking on pavements at night
in case they step into the dog mess in the dark."
added: "It was erroneously reported in a local newspaper that
we are planning to extend the scheme onto Burnham-On-Sea's Esplanade,
but that's totally incorrect. We are focusing fully on the problem
here in Highbridge."