Doncaster Council are being supported by children from two local primary schools as they look to tackle the problem of dog fouling in Moorends.
Youngsters have been out and about with staff from the council’s East area team in support of the council’s “pick-up or pay up” message which is painted in yellow on pavements around the village.
The group, known as the ‘Moorends Ambassadors’, went out with council officers armed with stencils and spray paint in an effort to get the message across to dog owners who don’t clean up after their pet.
The ambassadors group is made up of pupils from West Road and Marshland Road primary schools in Moorends. Stronger Communities Officer, Ross Kellett, says the group “meet up and discuss issues such as dog fouling, cleaning up the local area and making the village a nicer place to live”.
The ambassadors recently gave a talk to the Monday Smile-a-while group in Thorne where they were thanked for their efforts before being presented with certificates and other goodies in recognition of their work.
Doncaster Council introduced a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) covering dog fouling and control in July last year. The council say anyone not cleaning up after their dog faces a fixed penalty of £100 and could face a further penalty of £1,000 if the fine is not paid.