Burnham-On-Sea campaign launches to crackdown on dog fouling
walkers in Burnham-On-Sea have this week been urged to help crackdown
on fouling along the town's beaches and pavements.
campaign has been launched by Litter Free Coast & Sea Somerset
that urges dog owners to be responsible and 'bag it and bin it'
Community Officer Tanya Cox told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Burnham-On-Sea,
Berrow & Brean are all havens for dog walkers - miles and miles
of sandy beaches to roam free on, dog friendly cafes and shallow
water to paddle in."
our coast is blighted by dog fouling, leaving many community members
and local businesses frustrated that irresponsible dog owners aren't
cleaning up after their pooches."
only is dog fouling a recognised form of anti-social behaviour,
it is likely to land you a sizeable fine from the council and it
also affects the quality of our coastal bathing waters so you might
want to think about that before your dip your toes in the water."
to the nature of modern diets for dogs, dog poop is very high in
harmful bacteria. If left on or near beaches and water courses,
this bacteria can multiply and impact on the quality of the bathing
water, particularly at Burnham-On-Sea where it has been proven to
be a big problem."
bagging and binning dog poo makes a real difference. It keeps our
streets and coastal environment clean, safeguards the health of
beach and water users and protects our bathing water."
poo can be binned in both Poo Bins and general waste bins which
are dotted all along the coastline so there really is no excuse
for leaving it on the beach. Remember, try as he might but your
pooch can't do it himself, so I'm afraid that it is over to you!"
added: "Join the Litter Free Coast & Sea Somerset Poo Fighters
this summer. Work with your neighbours, friends and family to promote
our beaches as being clean and dog-friendly holiday destinations
this summer. Gently encourage dog walkers to bin their dog's poop
and report offenders to Sedgemoor District Council's dog wardens."
ever more people vowing to take a staycation this summer, we can
expect more of our four-legged friends on the beaches over the coming
weeks - let's do what we can to protect the environment for all
Crufts-winning dog owner Nessa Holbrow, whose dog Jack is pictured
right, added: "The beautiful weather has sadly brought with
it a lot more dog mess as more people get out with their pets. Its
everywhere and its horrible."
owners must clean up after themselves - its their responsibility,
not the dogs! Dangling baubles of dog mess on the trees really isnt
cleaning up. Please bag it and bin it and stop giving responsible
dog owners a bad name."
get involved, support the campaign on Facebook and Twitter by using
the hashtags #PooFighters #bagitbinit and #binit4beaches or visit
www.litterfreecoastandsea.co.uk/somerset to find out more.