New campaign to tackle dog fouling across Cannock Chase District






Wanna be cool? Bag it and bin it, that’s the rule!

‘Foul Play’ is a new campaign which has been developed by the Council’s Environmental Health and Communication teams in partnership with the Community Wellbeing Team at Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles (IHL).

Foul Play focuses on the impact of not picking up after your dog and encourages children to have conversations with adult family members about the importance of being a responsible dog owner.

The campaign promotes important messages to show the impact of dog poo not being picked up. These messages focus on the environment, children’s play, health and general annoyance.

Schoolchildren from five local schools including St Peter’s Primary Academy, Five Ways Primary, Heath Hayes Academy, St Mary’s Primary and Chancel Primary helped Officers create this campaign. Pep the Poet and Roots the Illustrator visited local schools last September and worked with children to develop words, images and characters that could be incorporated into the campaign.

These are now displayed around the school grounds for dog owners to see when they are passing each school.

Officers from the Council’s Environmental Health Team are continuing to carry out regular patrols around these school sites to ensure the message is being adhered to and dog owners are picking up after their dogs.

If you see someone not picking up after their dog, report it to the Council’s Environmental Health Team by calling 01543 462621 or emailing  

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