Dog fouling was identified by PACT panels (Partners and Communities Together) in the Central Harbour, Eastcliff and Newington areas of Ramsgate as a priority for them. To help tackle the problem, PCSOs, community wardens and council officers have been visiting local primary schools to discuss the penalties and the problems that failing to pick up after your dog causes.
An interactive game was used to show children how to pick up after their dogs and use dog bins correction, with a special visit from Roxy, a two year old Pomerian. Talks were also given by the local PCSO and the council’s waste education officer.
The children were asked to design new signs, with messages about dog fouling, which will be then be judged by the Mayor of Ramsgate and the Chairman of Thanet Council, with the winning sign displayed in parks and open areas initially just in Ramsgate, in the new year.