Children create colourful signs to clamp down on dog fouling

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SCHOOLCHILDREN have been working with the authorities to produce colourful signs to highlight the problem of dog fouling in their community.

Year 6 pupils at Birdham Primary School, in Birdham, near Chichester, hope the signs will raise awareness of the issue and persuade those responsible to clean up after their dogs.

Chichester’s dog warden visited the school to work with the children and create posters.

Birdham Parish Council chose five of the best designs to be professionally printed onto permanent signs.

The signs will be paid for by Birdham Parish Council.

The result of the children’s efforts will be hard-wearing signs warning people of their responsibility to bag and bin their dog’s mess.

The signs will now be put up around Birdham.

Councillor John Connor, who is in charge of environment at Chichester District Council, said: ‘The response from the pupils was very encouraging and we were delighted to work with them with the aim of raising awareness of the need for dog owners to clean up after their pets.

‘It’s totally unacceptable that some people let their dogs foul public places.’

Angela Parks, chairwoman of Birdham Parish Council, says: ‘There were so many wonderful posters, that it made our job of choosing a winner very difficult.’