Abbey Park students design posters to tackle dog fouling

The School Parliament from Abbey Park Infant & Junior School have joined forces with Calderdale Council Senior Environmental Health Officer Dave Dunbar, Illingworth Ward Officer Pc Dave Illingworth and Karen Scanlon from the Ovenden Initative to tackle issues in the neighbourhood after the issue of dog fouling in the community outside the school was raised at a recent Ward Forum.

The Abbey Park School Parliament is made up of young representatives from each year group within the school who looked to address the ever growing problem of dog foul on streets and have highlighted the issue by creating posters to alert dog owners to clean up after their dogs.

Dave Dunbar gave a special assembly to highlight the dangers of dog faeces, and to talk about responsible dog ownership, saying:

“In Calderdale, it is now an offence to allow your dog to foul in places to which the public have access and dog owners should clean up immediately after their dog has fouled.”

The maximum penalty if convicted is £1000 and Authorised Officers will now be patrolling outside the school to try to reduce dog fouling in the area so if you see a dog owner breaking the law, please contact the Dog Warden service on 01422 392379, or report it online via the Council’s website.


One thought on “Abbey Park students design posters to tackle dog fouling

  1. Congratulations to the young people at Abbey Park for helping to prevent dogs fouling the area.

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