DCSIMG

Campaign to stamp out dog fouling on Forest Heath’s pavements

Claire Batt has started a name and shame campaign aimed at embarrassing people who do not clear up after their dogs.

Claire Batt has started a name and shame campaign aimed at embarrassing people who do not clear up after their dogs.

Dog owners who fail to clear up after their pets are being named and shamed as part of a new community initiative to stamp out fouling.

Dog owners who fail to clear up after their pets are being named and shamed as part of a new community initiative to stamp out fouling.

Paths around Great Heath Primary School, in Mildenhall, have been identified as a particular area of concern with the school and council also taking steps to combat fouling.

Claire Batt, 40, of Mildenhall, has launched the campaign.

She said: “If people get the idea they are being watched it would hopefully make them think twice.”

More than 100 people have joined the Facebook group, which is named ‘Forest Heath Dog Foulers - Name and Shame’.

Steven Vincent, headmaster of Great Heath Primary School said the school in conjunction with Forest Heath District Council were speaking to dog owners using the paths.

Dominic Owner, enforcement officer at the council, said signs and bins would be installed in the area, which was also being cleaned regularly.

He said: “We are taking action to try and track these people down. They need to be responsible dog owners.”

Mr Owner said that anyone with information regarding dog fouling could report it to the waste management team by calling 01638 719284.

 

Comments

 
 

Back to the top of the page