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Dogs owners urged to clear up after new bin is installed

Coun Julie Leigh, Simon Tollervey, Coun Rebecca Leigh. Front - Millie Grievson (vice-chair of school council), Sam Goodall (chair of school council).

Coun Julie Leigh, Simon Tollervey, Coun Rebecca Leigh. Front - Millie Grievson (vice-chair of school council), Sam Goodall (chair of school council).

BASSETLAW Council is again tackling the problem of dog fouling after children from Sir Edmund Hillary School asked for its help.

Pupils have been part of the Queen’s Jubilee tree planting project and while planting hundreds of saplings on land off Queensway in Kilton, they noticed there was a serious problem with dog excrement.

Soon after the council’s youth ambassador, Coun Rebecca Leigh visited to speak to the school council and this issue was top of the agenda.

As a result a special bin has been provided at the Queensway entrance to the field, in the hope that dog owners will be more responsible and pick up after their dogs.

Coun Leigh said: “The children put in a lot of time and hard work to make this field a more enjoyable place to visit; we’d like dog owners who also use this field to make it a safer place to visit.”

Headteacher Simon Tollervey said thanked the council for installing the bin and stressed that it was vital that dog owners clear up after their pets.

 

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