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Pupils’ poster the face of council plea

Posted onPosted on 29th Jan
Pupils’ poster the face of council plea

Posters designed by three children from High Oakham Primary School, Mansfield, will be used as part of a Mansfield District Council campaign to encourage people to be responsible dog owners.

Lottie Bowers (10), Harrison Mercer (5) and Ellie May Price (6) won a poster competition organised by the council.
There were more than 400 entries from primary school children across the district.
The winning pupils were presented with certificates and book vouchers at a school’assembly by Councillor Mick Barton, portfolio holder for public protection, and Coun Phil Shields, portfolio holder for the environment.
The council is running the Your Dog, Your Responsibility campaign, which provides dog owners with information on issues such as dog fouling, micro-chipping, excessive barking, neutering and control.

Coun Barton said: “By educating children, we hope they will become responsible dog owners of the future and raise awareness across the district.
“The poster campaign is part of the council’s determined efforts to put a stop to nuisance dog owners in Mansfield.
“The council is actively enforcing dog control orders by issuing £75 fixed penalty fines to people who don’t pick up mess after their dogs.
“The posters designed by the schoolchildren will help to push home this message.
“Children are among the most frequent users of parks and green spaces and they are at risk of picking up serious infections, including toxicara, which can cause blindness.”
Council officers are available to visit schools or community groups to talk about the campaign. For more information call 01623 463011/ 463 391.

The winning pupils, Councillors Mansfield District Council staff at High Oakham Primary School, Mansfield, with the poster design.