Dog fouling a primary concern in north Norfolk

PRIMARY CONCERN: Councillor Angie Fitch-Tillett visited Neatishead Primary to present the winners wi

PRIMARY CONCERN: Councillor Angie Fitch-Tillett visited Neatishead Primary to present the winners with a professionally printed version of their poster. Pictured are Cody Crabtree, Maya Clarke and Harvey Meale.

Artwork designed by children and warning of the dangers of disease is to be stuck on the side of waste collection lorries in an effort to shame dog owners into cleaning up after their pets.

The 'dog poosters' have been created by pupils at Neatishead, North Walsham Junior, Millfield, Sheringham and Little Snoring primary schools.

They highlight the dangers of disease spread by dog fouling, encourage people to bag and bin their dog's mess and point out the law governing the clearing up of dog waste.

The pupils' work has been turned into small posters to be put up around schools, larger A2 boards to be put up in the vicinity of schools and signage for some of the district's bin collection lorries.

Each school produced three winning designs.


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From those 15 designs, three were chosen to create the lorry signage.

Councillor Angie Fitch-Tillett, North Norfolk District Council's Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, said: 'The majority of dog owners are responsible and pick up after their dogs, but there are some owners still acting in an irresponsible way, leaving their dog's waste as a health risk and nuisance to others.

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'We hope these wonderful posters made by young people who care about their local communities encourage those irresponsible dog owners to bag up their pet's mess and put it in a bin.'

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