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Boscombe youngsters create posters in bid to tackle dog fouling
5:00pm Friday 20th December 2013 in News
BOSCOMBE school children have been busy creating colourful poster designs in a bid to tackle dog fouling in their local area.
As part of the Boscombe Regeneration Partnership’s Backing Boscombe campaign, school children from Corpus Christi, Pokesdown and King’s Park primary schools were invited to take part in a competition to create a winning poster design to help encourage residents to pick up after their dog.
Two lucky winners, Cassie, six, from King’s Park Primary School, and Molly, 10, from Pokesdown Primary School, were selected and their designs will decorate refuse lorries and signposts.
Cllr Jane Kelly, Cabinet Member for Partnerships and Regeneration, said: “Dog fouling continues to be a problem, particularly in Boscombe, and is not only anti-social when owners do not pick up after their dog but it’s also a health hazard.
“I was really impressed with the number of fantastic designs that we had from the local school children and their obvious enthusiasm for looking after their environment.
“I hope that the winning designs will have the desired impact on local residents and encourage them to pick up after their dog.”
A selection of the posters submitted by the schools are now on display in the window of an empty shop in Boscombe Precinct next to the 02 Academy and will be on display until January 2014.
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