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Burnham and Highbridge marketing campaign towards canine fouling


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Campaigners say they wish to see canine house owners take accountability by selecting up after their dogs

A brand new marketing campaign to encourage extra individuals to choose up after their dogs is underway in a pair of seaside cities.

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council says canine fouling is a “widespread” drawback that is turning into a “severe well being threat”.

The marketing campaign is a week-long survey ending at Easter, and is being run by volunteer-led patrols.

They are marking any canine faeces with chalk paint to spotlight the worst-affected areas within the cities.

The council says it needs to spotlight the truth that canine fouling is a human drawback, and want to see house owners taking accountability by selecting up after their dogs.

Mayor of Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge, Lesley Millard, says the issue poses a severe well being threat, significantly for young youngsters.

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Mayor of the city, Lesley Millard, is among the volunteer patrollers

“I reside in Highbridge and it is essential to me that we’re pleased with our city and that we maintain it clear and tidy,” she stated.

“Dog fouling is destroying that completely, for everyone. We have complaints at each annual city assembly about canine poo across the city and the way disgusting it’s.

“This is why we wished to take up the marketing campaign, to say okay – let’s do one thing about this.”

Groups of volunteers are patrolling canine fouling hotspots akin to Market Street, Tyler Way, and Newtown Road.

Once it’s decided the place the worst affected areas are, posters shall be put as much as try to discourage house owners leaving mess behind.

“I really feel there is no badly-behaved dogs, simply badly-behaved house owners,” Ms Millard added.

Simon Gradey works on the Burnham-on-Sea vacationer data centre, and says the issue is pushing aside individuals from visiting the realm.

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Simon Gradey says the issue has worsened over the previous few years

“Lots of people go to in the summertime and autumn and convey a whole lot of money into the realm,” he stated.

“There are areas which are significantly unhealthy, and it has it’s got far worse over the previous few years.

“For those who reside right here, it is truly turning into a little bit of a humiliation.”

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