Hucknall volunteers were out in force recently at three environmental events as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’ and the Council’s ‘Even Cleaner Streets’ campaign.
On Washdyke Recreation Ground, Environmental Volunteers Sandy and Dave Singleton held a ‘Dog Poo Awareness’ event to encourage more responsible dog ownership. They were inspired to raise awareness about the issues of dog owners not picking up after their dogs and the health and safety risks this poses. They are keen to encourage people to take more responsibility and help keep public spaces and parks cleaner places for residents to enjoy.
As part of the event they handed out information and advice about dog poo hygiene awareness, the importance of picking up after your dog and why dogs should be wormed regularly. Everyone who attended with their dog received a free 'Doggy Goody Bag'.
Local residents Lynn Wade and Gary Johnson, pictured with Sandy, said that the event was a great idea and thanked Dave and Sandy for the fantastic work they are doing in helping to keep the recreation ground so clean. They went on to say that "everyone including dog owners should take pride in their local area, picking up after their dogs and putting litter in bins is a simple task that everyone can do to help to keep their area clean".