Fed up with the small number of inconsiderate dog owners, who fail to clean up after their dogs, Twerton community campaigner Sarah Moore decided to launch her own Dog Fouling Campaign.
Following conversations with the local dog warden and with the full support of Bath & North East Somerset Council, Sarah contacted 3 local schools in the South West of Bath. Pupils were invited to design a poster for display across the area to highlight the issue and hopefully reduce the number of incidents.
168 posters were returned from the schools as part of the competition and the local Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse chose one from each school to be reproduced. The successful entrants were awarded handmade dog toy prizes and their very own dog themed bags.
Sarah would like to congratulate all the entrants on their winning designs. Posters are now starting to go up and with residents and dog walkers being fully supportive of the initiative we are hoping the visual impact of the posters will have a positive outcome.
In conjunction with this campaign, Sarah and several other residents in Twerton have set up "Twerton & Whiteway Wombles" group, who arrange monthly litter picks around the whole area with a view to making Twerton one of the cleanest urban areas of BANES to live.
Sarah recently met with a representative from the longstanding Keynsham Wombles group to discuss how they could work collaboratively to tackle the ever-increasing issues experienced by all residents.
To keep up to date with Sarah’s campaigns, she has her own Facebook page - facebook.com/sarahmooretwerton. Feel free to follow!
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