Dog mess poster campaign

Children from Little Poppets Nursery placed warning notices against dog fouling they had designed on lamp posts in streets near thier premises. November 18th 2013 E47002P
Children from Little Poppets Nursery placed warning notices against dog fouling they had designed on lamp posts in streets near thier premises. November 18th 2013 E47002P
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Nursery children have been urging pet owners to clear up after their dogs with a poster campaign.

Youngsters at Little Poppets Nursery in Seaford have been putting pen to paper after one of the mums decided she had had enough of trying to avoid the excrement on the pavements on the way home from the facility.

Samantha Baker, whose son attends the nursery in Wilkinson Way, says she counted more than 25 piles of dog mess on the walk one day and was fed up with trying to dodge them while walking with her little boy and her baby boy in the buggy.

After speaking to the nursery about the issue they decided to involve the children and the little ones have been busy creating posters and last Monday (November 18) they headed out with staff and some of the parents, including Mrs Baker, to place them on lampposts.

Mrs Baker, of Salisbury Road, told the Gazette about her concerns over the dog mess last month and said, “I feel in this area it’s an especially bad problem. We’re having to play dodge the poo constantly.”

WoW Copy Print Design in Seaford printed the posters free of charge and the children were out in force putting them up in the area.

Lisa Walker, assistant manager at the nursery, said, “We have talked to the children about the mess and how it isn’t nice but it’s the owners’ fault when they do not clear it up.

“The reason we have become involved is because it’s all about safeguarding the children and it’s not nice for our environment.

“People can catch things from being in contact with dog mess and children don’t want to be riding a bike, ride through it and then end up wearing it.

“People don’t realise how bad it is.”