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Glusburn group is selected for Green Dog Walkers pilot scheme
10:00am Monday 28th January 2013 in News
Glusburn Dog Fouling Focus Group is one of two groups chosen to pilot a new project in Craven.
It and Skipton’s Greatwood and Horse Close estate committee have been selected to champion locally the Green Dog Walkers scheme, which was devised in Falkirk, Scotland.
Craven, which hopes it will be taken up by other communities across the district, has bought the £500 licence that permits it to run the project. It calls on dog owners to ‘take the pledge’ and promise to clean up after their animals.
Dog owners wear green armbands and their dogs a green collar, and they also carry extra bags to give out as a ‘friendly’ reminder not to foul the countryside.
Jill Hirst, founder of Glusburn Dog Fouling Focus Group, which is to feature on a BBC1 programme in March on dog fouling, said: “The Green Dog Walking Scheme was extremely successful – we’re looking forward to introducing it in South Craven.
“We have already been successful with the free poo bags, which we give out thanks to funding from Sutton and Glusburn and Cross Hills parish councils.”