Ashfield is a great place to live, work and visit, and has some attractive parks and neighbourhoods. Even Cleaner streets is a campaign to improve the appearance of Ashfield District by delivering a programme of activity that both promotes good environmental behaviours and tackles negative ones.
Even Cleaner Streets will use a range of campaigns, techniques and enforcement activity to address issues that cause a blight on the district whilst working with communities to support and encourage local ownership of the environment.
Having piloted Keep Britain tidy's "We're Watching You" campaign in areas across the district, and seeing a reduction in dog fouling in those pilot areas, the campaign has been expanded with the roll out of new hard hitting images that have been created using suggestions from Ashfield residents on social media.
This includes posters that show the dangerous issue of dog fouling on outdoor sports pitches and children's parks, along with posters that show the harsh reality of dog mess on wheelchair and pram wheels.
Students at Portland Training College wanted to get involved with the dog fouling campaign after giving the Council information on how dog fouling impacts wheelchair users. They supported the Even Cleaner Streets Campaign by creating their own posters and installing them in areas where they have been affected by dog fouling.