Originally released on 01/11/2016
A local Council is working with pupils at Costessey Junior school to tackle the issue of dog fouling.
South Norfolk Council’s Community Connectors and Community Protection Team have joined forces with the School to highlight the issue in and around Costessey.
Pupils in years 2-6 have been asked to design posters and write poems in a competition which aims to draw attention to the issue. The winning entries will be used in the Council’s Bag It, Bin It campaign.
Cllr Yvonne Bendle, Cabinet member for Wellbeing & Early Intervention, said:
Most people clean up after their pets, but there are still a few who don’t and those are the ones we need to get the message to.
This is a serious issue that causes a lot of concern amongst our residents. It’s not just about the unpleasant mess, but it’s also a danger to people’s health.
By working closely with the school and the community, we can help tackle this together.
The winners will be announced on 21 November at a celebration assembly where they will receive prizes donated by Sainsbury’s and NAMCO Funscape. All the pupils who entered will receive a special certificate.
You can report dog fouling online.