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Drury Primary School launches anti dog-fouling campaign

Published date: 19 March 2017 |
Published by: Owen Evans 
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A primary school has launched a campaign to prevent dog fouling in the community.

Teachers and pupils at Dury Primary School near Buckley are taking part in a campaign aimed at tackling the issue of dog fouling outside the premesis.

It comes after several other schools in the town joined a campaign launched by labour councillors to tackle dog fouling in the town.

Mark Biltcliffe, headteacher at Drury Primary School, said posters were being made urging dog owners to think about what they were doing.

He said: “Dog fouling is very anti-social and especially unpleasant near a school.

“We have always supported the county council policy to stop this mess on our streets and have worked with Cllr Dennis Hutchinson and Cllr Mike Peers to get this message across.

“Some of the children have been making laminated posters which they are attaching to the school fence to ask people to clean up after their dogs.”

Mr Biltcliffe said that the outside of the school was quiet in terms of traffic, and said dogs were often let off their leads.

He said: “Dogs are let off the lead and will run either behind or in front of their owners as they head towards the public footpath but by doing this they may be unaware that their dog has fouled.

“I have two dogs myself so I am not in any way critical of dog owners but we owe it to everyone and especially our child to clean up dog mess – at worst it is very dangerous to babies and young children and at best it makes for a horrible experience when we tread in it.

“Just as driving with a mobile phone and drink driving are now regarded as very anti-social, leaving dog mess on the pavement needs to be regarded in the same way.

“It needs to stop.”

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