The installation of dog poo bag dispensers along footpaths in Burnham-On-Sea in order to encourage pet owners to properly dispose of waste and stop fouling pavements is the brainchild of a ten year-old girl.
The home-made dog poo bag dispensers have appeared in alleyways in Burnham-On-Sea over the last few days, and have been installed by 10 year-old Ivy Meager, a pupil at St Andrew’s School.
Ivy says she was “fed up at having to pick her way through dog poo on her way to and from school and decided to do something about it.”
With her mother’s help, she produced the two dispensers pictured here with more planned.
Ivy says she hopes to produce more when her family has drunk enough lemonade to provide the extra bottles! As well as providing a useful service for dog owners, she thinks it’s a good way of re-using plastic bottles.
Local footpath user Tony Deahl, who first contacted Burnham-On-Sea.com about the dispensers, says: “Ivy is a great example.”
“Hopefully her thoughtfulness will encourage dog owners to think again before leaving their pet’s deposits around Burnham.”
We recently reported that BOS Dogs Grooming Salon in Victoria Street has installed dog poo bag dispensers in the town centre.
It comes amid anger from residents at dog fouling leaving ‘filthy’ Burnham-On-Sea seafront pavements.