FED-UP Dalton parents are helping the Kirklees Dog Warden Service tackle dog fouling on the approach to the local school.
Officials have been working on a project with parents of children from Dalton School on Mayfield Avenue on cutting dog fouling.
The scheme, which has seen the placing of 18 temporary poop scoop dispensers in the area, is to let the dog fouling offenders know that they are being observed and they will be reported if they fail to clean up after their pets.
Parents say they are fed up with encountering dog fouling on a daily basis and they are being pro-active in helping to resolve this.
Mums from the Honeysuckles parents group are keeping the poop scoop dispensers topped up and funding is being sought to make the dispensers permanent.
The Dog Warden Service and Police Community Support Officers are carrying out regular patrols and anyone found to be committing an offence by not cleaning up after their dog will be served with a fixed penalty notice. Dog owners should make sure they have bags to clean up immediately their dog fouls.
Dalton headteacher, Mrs Gillian Lindop said: “I am very impressed how parents have taken on the responsibility of helping the community by being vigilant and restocking the dispensers.
“This has resulted in cleaner streets around Dalton School and the local community. Tina Shaw, the dog warden, has led an assembly for the children and has been a speaker and regular visitor to the Honeysuckle parent group.”
Clr Peter McBride, Cabinet member for Streetscene, said: “A minority of dog owners make life difficult for pedestrians and schoolchildren and their families. I hope the activity around Dalton School pays off and makes people stop and think about their actions.”