Stevenage bin lorry gets a redesign

17 Mar 2015

One of Stevenage Borough Council’s bin lorries is looking a little different thanks to Martins Wood Primary School pupil, Ryan and his winning design for a poster encouraging people to pick up after their dogs.

Following the success of the ‘We’re Watching You’ campaign - where glow in the dark posters were put up to encourage people to bag and bin their dog poo - the council asked Martins Wood pupils to design a new poster for its bin lorry, and for display in dog fouling hotspots around the town.

Councillor John Gardner, Executive member for Environment and Regeneration, said, “Once again I’d like to thank the children of Martins Wood for helping to continue to raise such an important issue. We had more than 100 poster designs for this competition, which shows how much they love their local area and want to persuade people not to leave dog mess on the pavement.

“I hope that by having Ryan’s poster on the side of the bin lorry and the runners up’s posters around the town, we can encourage more people to pick up after their dogs.”

It is the responsibility of the dog owner or the person in charge of the dog to clear up any dog mess. If you fail to clean up after your dog you can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £50, if the case goes to court, a fine of up to £1,000 could be applied. You can report dog fouling online at www.stevenage.gov.uk or by calling 0800 136661.

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