Dog Friendly Newtown fight against fouling

As part of our Litter Pick Plus project, we worked with two groups to support them in the development of their local Clean Up campaign. Dog Friendly Newtown, a newly established group in Newtown St Boswells, is featured below.

Dog Friendly Newtown was started by Newtown St Boswells and Eildon Community Council after dog fouling was highlighted as one of the top litter complaints for the community.  In addition, as nine out of ten dog owners pick up after their dog, it was felt that it was a manageable issue to tackle.  One of the main objectives is to reduce dog fouling in the village by encouraging responsible and enjoyable dog ownership.

Veronica, leader of the group, originally got in touch with Keep Scotland Beautiful in winter 2015, to hire dog costumes for her open day.  This was when she was introduced to Litter Pick Plus, which went on to help shape the development of her dog fouling campaigns.  Dog Friendly Newtown have been very successful at taking action and campaigning to promote behaviour change in the village, to prevent further dog fouling.

To read the full story on how Dog Friendly Newtown have taken action, communicated and campaigned about litter, including leader Veronica's top tips, download the full case study here.

If you are feeling inspired and want to follow the Litter Pick Plus guidance, you can download the toolkit here.

24 May 2017

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