Green Dog Walkers

posted 1 Jul 2012, 08:20 by Phil Handy   [ updated 1 Jul 2012, 08:23 ]

The Green Dog Walkers scheme has continued to gain support. More than 30 people have signed up and you can recognise them as they walk their dogs around the village by the green armbands which they are wearing.  Contact us or visit the Brockeridge Centre if you want to learn more about the scheme.

In order to reinforce the message that dog fouling is not acceptable on our streets, volunteers are making chalk marks around dog mess on pavements with the message 'BIN IT' to warn pedestrians and to send a message to the small number of irresponsible dog owners.

We are also investigating the use of high visibility spray for use on grass verges and fields (Prior to the Jubilee Festival in the Centenary Field, volunteers cleared large quantities of dog mess from the field just so that members of the community could use this public space without risk of fouling shoes or clothing.) 

Problem Areas

In addition to the Centenary Field, other "hotspots" which have been identified include:

The Causeway
Woodend Road near to Zion Church
Grass verges around Live and Let Live
Fields behind Roundways in Coalpit Heath

Contact us if you want to report particular problem areas.  We are investigating other actions that might be possible to follow up and tackle this problem.