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Businesses step in to help dog fouling group
10:00am Sunday 22nd September 2013 in News
A group battling to defeat dog fouling are cheering local organisations which have stepped in to help them in their campaign.
And they will be kept replenished thanks to funding from Ashlands vets, Kingsway vets, Glusburn-based Cirteq, Matthew Hirst Building and Tiling and Springfield Cattery and Kennels.
Their work over the past two years has been praised by Craven District Councillor Carl Lis, the lead member for environment, who was invited to visit the five sites.
He said: “This is a really good example of local citizens taking pride in their local environment and helping to keep Craven a beautiful place to live.
“It’s great that local businesses have also come on board and shows that we can make a difference to local issues if we all work together.”
Jill Hirst has spearheaded the campaign to get dog owners to clear up after their animals, especially along the beckside path which runs from Glusburn through Glusburn woods.
She said: “These have proved a great success and have replaced the free poo bags previously tied with cable ties to poo bins.
“It’s amazing the difference along this path between what you see today and what it was once like when the place was littered with dog mess.”
The group was awarded a £3,351 community grant to install 15 dog waste clean up stations in South Craven in March this year.
The group is now looking for further sponsors to help maintain another six bag dispensers.
People wishing to help should email Jill.Hirst@TalkTalk.net for further information.
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