Cumbrian teenagers design anti-dog fouling posters
Published at 13:59, Friday, 07 December 2012
TEENAGERS are urging all residents of their town to help keep it clean.
Youngsters from Longtown have designed a pair of posters highlighting the issue of dog fouling. These have been now been produced and will be put up around the town.
The posters came about following a Come Dine with Me style evening, held at the Barnardos Sure Start Centre on Mary Street. Nine teenagers – who all attend a drop-in session there which is run jointly with Inspira, a social enterprise – prepared and served a meal for representatives of their county, city and parish councils.
They then quizzed the politicians about their concerns. One of the subjects which received plenty of attention was dog fouling.
The diners then challenged their hosts to design posters that addressed the subject.
Two winners were chosen by members of Arthuret parish council – Chloe Bray, 14, and Tyler O’Shaughnessy, 13.
Councillor Ray Bloxham, who represents Longtown and Rockcliffe on Carlisle City Council, said: “It is absolutely brilliant what these young people are doing within their community.”
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk
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