Horsham Town Centre Neighbourhood Wardens, Alison Page and Lucy Hallett, recently launched a competition with Greenway Academy students to design a poster to tackle dog fouling.
The competition for Years 5 & 6 was launched in response to an ongoing community issue of people failing to clean up after their dog. The streets surrounding Greenway Academy are particularly bad and this can result in children accidentally walking in the mess on their way to or from school.
“Students were asked to design a poster to get the message across and they all looked brilliant. The winning poster designed by Isla Eve and reads: “You can leave your dog’s mess when pigs fly!”
“This eye-catching poster is now on display across Horsham Town Centre and we hope it makes a difference.”
Ms White, Head Teacher at Greenway, said: “It is very important for the children’s personal development that they see how they can engage and influence the community where they live in a positive way.
“The children and staff were delighted to work alongside our colleagues on this important matter – keeping Horsham safe and beautiful for all.”
Dog walkers not picking up their pet’s mess is unsightly and dangerous. People are at risk of becoming ill or even blind as a result of a parasite that is carried in the foul. Those who fail to pick up dog fouling could face a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £100.