Visit Cleveleys have teamed up with Rossall Beach Residents & Community Group in the fight against dog poo, and asked the children at Northfold and Manor Beach to help them to stamp it out.
The children at our two local schools have been hard at it, making posters to help in the fight against dog fouling – and they’ve come up with some very direct and effective messages!
The shingle beach at the northern end of Cleveleys seafront is dry for most of the year, so it’s a popular haunt for dog walkers who use it all year round.
Unfortunately, although the majority of people are responsible and clear up after their dogs, some owners still persist in leaving it, with a string of excuses about it not being necessary to pick it up from beaches, not having bags with them etc etc. It is actually an offence to leave it, for which you can receive an on the spot fine.
So, with the help of Visit Cleveleys, the Rossall Group are picking up on their poo campaign, and making signs especially for the area with the help of the young artists.
It was Eco Week just before Easter and to mark the event students at the two schools drew some superb posters that can be used to make signs to space out along the low sea wall against the beach.
It’s an owners responsibility to clean dog poo up wherever it falls. It’s not only revolting, it can be dangerous – carrying a disease which can make people go blind, and others which can cause unvaccinated dogs to die.
It also contributes to the sea water failing the tests for bathing water quality, and plus which, on shingle beaches like Cleveleys it blends in with the pebbles, so the next thing you know you’ve stood in it!
Well done kids, your posters are superb and hopefully they will do the trick! Watch this space to find out what happens next
Class 5 at Northfold Primary
Manor Beach poster artists
Dog poo poster from Northfold School
Dog poo poster from Manor Beach School