“Painting it Pink” in Cullompton

Posted on: 3 October 2013

Children from St Andrews Primary School have been helping Mid Devon District Council Dog Wardens with a new campaign to highlight the problem of dog fouling in Cullompton. District Councillor for Cullompton North Ward Nikki Woollatt came up with the idea and has written a poem for the children that we hope will be broadcast on Heart Radio. The pupils also have the chance to win free swimming sessions with a design a poster competition and had a visit by The Dogs Trust about responsible dog ownership.

Any dog poo which has been left behind is being sprayed pink. Dog wardens Jackie Taylor and Linda Hearn are being assisted by Rover the Dog and the elusive Dog Poo Fairy.

Councillor Woollatt said “I posted the poem I wrote to support the campaign on my ‘Friends of Cullompton’ facebook page and the post seems to have really caught people’s imagination as the total reach of that post is already over 1,200! I’ve had lots of positive comments from parents at the school regarding the campaign, and I’ve even had a telephone call from a member of the public, who had seen the posters and some ‘pink poo’, congratulating us on the campaign!”

Jan Norman, Environmental Enforcement Manager, said “We have seen an increase in the number of dog fouling complaints in the past twelve months. The Paint it Pink campaign is a fantastic way to engage with the community. Not clearing up after your dog is a criminal offence and will not be tolerated. We would encourage anyone who has witnessed this irresponsible behaviour to report it to us.”

For more information contact:
Customer First
Tel: 01884 255255
Email: customerfirst@middevon.gov.uk

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