Children from all four primary schools in Whitworth will be working on designs for an innovative ‘No More Messing’ poster competition to try and combat the issue of irresponsible dog owners in the town.
The four winning posters will be displayed around some of the ‘hot-spot’ areas for dog-fouling in Whitworth, as well as in local shops and public places, with the winning young designers also receiving a prize.
The initiative is the idea of Whitworth Town Council’s Clerk, Karen Douglas, who says: “Uncollected dog mess is a UK-wide issue, and the current methods of tackling the problem are having limited effect. The idea behind this campaign is that the young people of Whitworth, through the colourful and eye-catching posters, will be appealing directly to the small number of irresponsible dog owners within their community to think about the consequences of leaving their dog mess uncollected. The idea was approved by the Town Council earlier this month, and I’m delighted that all four primaries have decided to take part in the competition.”
In addition to seeing their winning posters displayed across the town, the children will also receive prizes, which Rossendale Borough Council has agreed to donate.
The No More Messing poster competition will be judged in mid-May, and it is hoped that the young people will be able to collect their prizes at Whitworth’s Annual Parish Meeting on 13 May.
For more information, please contact Karen Douglas, Town Clerk, Whitworth Town Council on 01706 852018
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