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East Linton pupils launch dog fouling campaign

A selection of the pupils with their anti dog fouling posters, with PC Gavin Ross & community warden Jimmy Wilson at East Linton Primary School

A selection of the pupils with their anti dog fouling posters, with PC Gavin Ross & community warden Jimmy Wilson at East Linton Primary School

Pupils at East Linton Primary School, who were so disgusted at dog owners in the village not clearing up after their pets, have launched their own colourful campaign to tackle the problem.

They designed a series of posters which will be displayed around the village to remind the public of its responsibility to ‘bag it and bin it’.

Community warden, Jimmy Wilson, explained: “During a talk at the school about the work of community wardens the pupils raised their concerns about dog mess being left in parks and other open spaces where children enjoy playing.

“After further discussion they decided a good approach would be to produce posters which will explain why dog owners should pick up after their pet and the health issues associated with dog fouling.”

In addition to the posters which will be on waste bins and other public places around the village, extra patrols are being carried out by council wardens and police in the East Linton area to advise dog owners of their responsibilities.

Reporting of dog owners who do not pick up can be done online www.eastlothian.gov.uk/dogwatch

 

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