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Dog fouling levels decrease in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge

Dog fouling levels decrease in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge

Little dog posing by dog bin

A recent campaign involving local volunteers has resulted in an overall decrease in dog fouling incidents at 80% of the sites monitored around Burnham and Highbridge.

Litter Free Coast & Sea Somerset (LFCSS) together with Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council and Sedgemoor District Council co-ordinated the work with the help of local volunteers, the Somerset Poo Fighters.

Volunteers measured dog fouling levels weekly and highlighted dog poo with bright chalk spray, and alongside this, the council sprayed Don’t Poop and Run stencils to remind owners to always clear up after their dogs.

Over a period of 4 weeks, 4 of the 5 hotspots monitored saw an overall decrease in the levels of dog foul, with levels at one site 71% lower in the final week compared to at the start of the surveys.

To view the results of the survey, click on the file below:

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