Sponsor needed to help keep common clean

September 25 2014

HORFIELD Common's 'P-P-Pick up the Poo' campaign was set up in response to excessive amounts of dog faeces being left in the area.

HORFIELD Common's 'P-P-Pick up the Poo' campaign was set up in response to excessive amounts of dog faeces being left in the area.
Having been in place for a few years, the campaign has already made a "significant difference" to the common.
The campaign - which is run by volunteers who are dog walkers - aims to encourage people to pick up after their dogs.
There are a number of points around the common, where dog walkers are able to collect dog bags, and the points are replenished by volunteers on a daily basis.
The project has cost less than £150 per year. But due to a recent application for funding being rejected, the common is seeking financial support from local businesses to sustain the project.
Sam Thomson, chair of Friends of Horfield Common, said: "Our experience is that 99% of dog owners are responsible, but there are always occasions when one or two spoil it.
"The visibility of the bags and signage is a good reminder to everyone using the common. It is very much a project led by dog-walkers who are all are committed to keeping the common lovely and clean.
She added: "It's a very small time commitment but makes a big difference - we think that it has had a brilliant impact.
"It may be that St Andrews Park could run a similar project and a local business might like to sponsor both of Bishopston's parks to do this."
For more information about Horfield Common's campaign, and how to support the project, visit: friendsofhorfieldcommon.weebly.com

Pick up the poop campaign