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A new campaign has been launched in Wyre Forest to encourage dog owners to ‘bag and bin’ their dogs’ mess, thanks to a seven year old girl from Stourport-on-Severn. 

Amber Toman, aged 7, took a trip to Burlish Top Nature Reserve with her Mother when she noticed that dog owners hadn’t cleared up their dogs’ mess. Amber took it upon herself to design a poster and sent it to Council officers.Dog Fouling Sign

The poster has now been made into a sign and will be installed on Burlish Top Nature Reserve to encourage walkers to clear up after their dogs.

Councillor Ian Hardiman, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Operational Services said:

“We are committed to keeping the area safe, clean and looking good. I would like to personally thank Amber for using her initiative and creating this poster. We are certainly looking forward to installing it on Burlish Top for walkers to see.”

Amber Toman added:

“I wrote a letter to Wyre Forest District Council to tell them what I had seen and I am really happy they have made my poster into a sign. I hope dog walkers will see it and use the bins so everyone can enjoy the nature reserve.”

Wyre Forest District Council takes dog fouling very seriously, if you have witnessed an offence you can report it on our website at or call Operational Services on 01562 732528.

Picture shows (L-R):
Amber Toman and Mark Smith, Senior Community and Environmental Protection Officer at Wyre Forest District Council.

Wyre Forest District Council