Children plant flags in hope they get message

St Joseph's School pupils helped out at a flag and tag day with the Todmorden neighbourhood community team
St Joseph's School pupils helped out at a flag and tag day with the Todmorden neighbourhood community team

Children from St Joseph’s Primary School made their opinions clear on the issue of dog foul on the streets around their school.

Todmorden’s Neighbourhood Team brought in Calderdale’s dog wardens to talk to the children about the problem of dog fouling in the town.

The children made their feelings felt by making flags with a strong message to dog owners who let their dogs foul in the streets the message is “pick up your dog’s poo” The flags were used to highlight areas of dog foul including where people had bagged the foul - but still left it on the street.

Kirsten Fussing Calderdale’s Neighbourhood Co-ordinator for Todmorden: “The children felt very strongly that they don’t want dog poo on their streets and they had keen eyes for spotting the dog foul.

“We hope that their flags get the message across to irresponsible dog owners to clear up after their dogs.”

If you are aware of a regular dog fouling offender you can report it anonymously by calling 0845 245 6000 giving the time and place that the fouling takes place.