Published: Monday, 18th April 2016
Residents in Taverham showed their support for Broadland District Council’s Top Dog campaign at an event on Saturday 9 April.
Despite the wet weather, dog lovers turned out to receive their free Top Dog Pack which included a Top Dog ribbon for their pet and the chance to win an iPad mini. The campaign team met local dogs and their owners, handed out around 30 packs and discussed dog fouling issues in the local area.
If you attended the Taverham Top Dog event, share a photo of your dog(s) wearing the ribbon on their collar to show your support for the campaign - tweet a picture to @BroadlandDC using #BroadlandTopDog, post a photo on Facebook.com/BroadlandDistrictCouncil, or email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Broadland Top Dog campaign promotes responsible dog ownership in the district and also encourages dog owners to pledge to report those who are not picking up after their pets. Everyone who joins the campaign receives a free Top Dog pack.
To date, over 1200 packs have been distributed, posters placed in hotspot areas, events held across the district including Old Catton, Thorpe St Andrew, Brundall, Rackheath and Hellesdon, and now Top Dog stickers are being placed on dog bins around Broadland.
Councillor John Fisher, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Excellence at Broadland District Council, said:
"One of our key ambitions as a council is environmental excellence and we know how frustrating it is to see a few individuals spoiling public spaces, but we need your help to catch them."
For more information about the Top Dog campaign or reporting those who are not picking up after their pets, visit broadland.gov.uk/topdog or the council's Facebook page, email email@example.com or call 01603 430534.