Dog Fouling Campaigns

Summer 2015Fouling-Campaign-Winner-Run

Pupils from Martins Wood Primary School have lead the way on a new dog fouling campaign after noticing the amount of dog mess on the footpath outside their school.

Pupils designed anti dog fouling posters and entered them into a competition judged by councillors. The winning poster by Ryan, aged 5, has been turned into a new banner for one of our bin lorries and the posters will go up around the town during the summer. Artwork by runners-up Sachi, aged 8 and Ellouise, aged 11 will also be turned into posters and displayed this summer.

Winter 2014/15 campaign - We’re watching youEnv-Serv-Eyes-Poster

Stevenage Borough Council is participating in a new innovative dog fouling campaign in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy this winter.

The campaign aims to reduce dog fouling in Stevenage by tackling offences committed by dog owners who only pick up if they feel they are being watched. These types of offences are often committed under cover of darkness during the winter months when there are less people out and about to observe.

We are using new glow-in-the-dark eyes posters. In trials last year these posters achieved a 46% reduction rate in dog fouling at sites where the posters were displayed.

The posters are being placed in nine identified ‘hot-spot’ areas for dog fouling across the town for 3 week periods this winter.

For more information about the campaign please contact Lizzie Shepherd, Environmental Campaigns Officer on 01438 242323.

Summer campaign - Bag it, tie it, bin it

In summer 2013 we launched a new campaign in partnership with Dog Watch and North Herts District Council to educate dog owners and encourage them to be responsible. In particular we hoped to educate owners that bagged dog waste could be placed in any litter bin not just a red dog bin.

The campaign involved speaking to dog owners through patrols and events and a wider media campaign with posters, stickers, radio and bus advertising. It was very successful and the number of reports of dog fouling fell over the campaign period from an average of 40 dog fouling reports per month, to a total of 53 reports for 3 months during a traditionally busy period for dog fouling reports.

 

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