Children with a mission: to clean up town

A PROJECT group working with children is tackling concerns over dog fouling in Elland.

Pennine Housing and Calderdale Council staff are higlighting the issue supported by pupils of Elland Church of England Primary School.

The project was set up following complaints over dog fouling and staff are raising awareness of the hazards within the wider community.

Darren Burton, of Pennine, said: “There are many responsible dog owners in Elland.

“But we need to focus on continuing to change attitudes and behaviour from those who do not clean up after their dogs.”

People are being encouraged to report “hot spots” and pupils have taken part in a poster campaign and a “flag and spray” task to highlight dog mess.

Mr Burton said communal open spaces, which are particularly badly affected, will be targeted in future.