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Darwen children fight back against irresponsible dog owners

PUPILS at a Darwen school have called ‘foul play’ over people who let their dog use the pavement as a toilet.

Children from Darwen Vale High School have joined forces with Blackburn with Darwen Council and the police to tackle the issue of dog mess in public places.

The pupils, who are members of the Darwen police cadets, were leading a ‘Foul Play’ campaign that saw them design posters to encourage people to be responsible dog owners.

They also surveyed shoppers in Darwen Market to find out what people thought about the issue and how they thought it should be tackled.

The young people were joined by officers from the council, which has called for residents to help it crack down on the problem as part of its Your Call campaign.

Officers were recruiting people to join the council’s Dog Solutions workshops, which give people advice on how to be the front line in tackling dog mess.

Council leader Coun Kate Hollern said: “This is a brilliant example of the Your Call campaign in action and I am delighted that these young people have decided to take a stand and say enough is enough.

“People are fed up with irresponsible dog owners failing to do their duty and clean up after their pets.

“It is not only disgusting but a health risk as well.”

Darwen Vale deputy headteacher Dave Hallam said: “It is good to see our pupils volunteering to raise public awareness on this issue through community projects.”

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6:18pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

Bring back the stocks for this kind of crime.
Bring back the stocks for this kind of crime. Return of the Magnificent se7en
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7:44pm Sat 1 Dec 12

retired one says...

Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
Bring back the stocks for this kind of crime.
Good idea, and we know what to throw at them.
[quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: Bring back the stocks for this kind of crime.[/p][/quote]Good idea, and we know what to throw at them. retired one
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9:51pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Major Tom says...

If every dog had a microchip, by law, a person with authority could scan the 'chip for information and issue a penalty notice to the owner stored on the 'chip. If the dog has no 'chip then the dog should be seized, and the person who is deemed to own, or be in charge of the dog, should be fined.
If every dog had a microchip, by law, a person with authority could scan the 'chip for information and issue a penalty notice to the owner stored on the 'chip. If the dog has no 'chip then the dog should be seized, and the person who is deemed to own, or be in charge of the dog, should be fined. Major Tom
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9:52pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Major Tom says...

Cats should be treated in the same way as dogs. Cats are worse and cause damage to peoples property.
Cats should be treated in the same way as dogs. Cats are worse and cause damage to peoples property. Major Tom
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9:58pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Info-warrior says...

Dog owners have no respect for others..It was only yesterday that I stepped in some dingle outside the Queens hotel in accrington.
Dog owners have no respect for others..It was only yesterday that I stepped in some dingle outside the Queens hotel in accrington. Info-warrior
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10:00pm Sat 1 Dec 12

akangeez says...

yes its so disgusting, I can ( sort of) understand if out in the middle of no where ie moorland fields with no bags..but when it is completely across the pavement in Darwen town centre, right next to the co op shop that sell bags.. I was infuriated to discover it on my sons trousers (he is nearly 3) after getting it on his shoes, we didn't see it because the sun (surprisingly) was blocking our view. I am so glad I saw it before I put him back in the car & had baby wipes with me but I really didn't appreciate cleaning the dirty stuff off & having to change his pants too.so angry. don't have a dog if you can't be responsible.
yes its so disgusting, I can ( sort of) understand if out in the middle of no where ie moorland fields with no bags..but when it is completely across the pavement in Darwen town centre, right next to the co op shop that sell bags.. I was infuriated to discover it on my sons trousers (he is nearly 3) after getting it on his shoes, we didn't see it because the sun (surprisingly) was blocking our view. I am so glad I saw it before I put him back in the car & had baby wipes with me but I really didn't appreciate cleaning the dirty stuff off & having to change his pants too.so angry. don't have a dog if you can't be responsible. akangeez
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9:33am Sun 2 Dec 12

hairy mary says...

i was in rochdale went into a shop and bought a tuna and mayonaise sandwich, i opened it and started eating it whilst i was walking, i looked down on the pavement and to my disgust there were two sloppy poos with flies on i felt like pukin up i couldnt finish my butty and i was hungry
i was in rochdale went into a shop and bought a tuna and mayonaise sandwich, i opened it and started eating it whilst i was walking, i looked down on the pavement and to my disgust there were two sloppy poos with flies on i felt like pukin up i couldnt finish my butty and i was hungry hairy mary
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9:33am Sun 2 Dec 12

past it says...

Dark nights, dog walkers delight, dont need bags cant be seen, please keep our streets clean.
Dark nights, dog walkers delight, dont need bags cant be seen, please keep our streets clean. past it
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