Chirnside pupils step up fight against dog fouling

Chirnside Primary School's pupil council is encouraging dog owners to 'Bag It, Tie It, Bin It'
Chirnside Primary School's pupil council is encouraging dog owners to 'Bag It, Tie It, Bin It'

Chirnside Primary School pupils have vowed to continue their campaign against dog fouling, after their posters and signs were vandalised.

Pupils, parents and staff are complaining about fouling on footpaths in the village.

The pupil council carried out a ‘poop survey’ and discovered no less than 29 poos on the school path.

They then got in contact with Laurie Wood, the community warden for Chirnside, to ask for his help. He visited the school to discuss the problem with the pupil council.

He asked the pupil council to design posters to help encourage dog owners in the village to ‘Bag It, Tie It, Bin It’.

After designing their artistic posters by hand, the pupils were helped by Derek from SBC Local who erected signposts for the posters at the side of the school footpath.

However, sadly, on the evening of Friday, December 7, the posters and signs were vandalised. PC Jamie Stewart from the police is helping the pupil council to find out who the culprits are.

The pupil council says it will not be beaten and will again be putting up posters again after New Year to encourage dog owners to ‘Bag It, Tie It, Bin It’.

Laurie will give free WOOF bags to dog owners and can be contacted on 07770780140.