Pupils and staff at Parklands Community Primary School in Ellesmere PortÂ have helped Cheshire West and Chester Council tackle thoughtless dog ownersÂ by organising a ‘Pink Poo’ initiative around their school.
Pupils and staff who travel via the school’s walking bus have worked withÂ the council to highlight the problem of dog fouling.
On the route officers used chalk-based pink spray paint to highlight theÂ problem to let offenders know that someone is watching. The council’sÂ Streetscene Team then moved in quickly to clean up the mess. This initiativeÂ had the added benefit of clearly pinpointing the unwanted deposits toÂ passers-by.
Research by Keep Britain Tidy has shown that dog walkers are moreÂ responsible and pick up after their dogs, when they think that they areÂ being watched.
A Pink Poo Toolkit is also available on-line on the council’s website toÂ help other communities run their own campaigns.