‘Children’s safety is put at risk’

DON'T MESS Mandy Hartley and members of the Stop The Plop campaign. (D537A338)
DON'T MESS Mandy Hartley and members of the Stop The Plop campaign. (D537A338)

Businesses have got on board with a campaign to stop dog owners leaving pet poo on the pavement.

The Stop The Plop campaign, organised by community group Gomersal Matters, has gained the support of shops which are now displaying campaign posters.

The group held a meeting last week with members, councillors and police to decide how to progress.

Campaign manager Mandy Hartley said: “It is great to see so many of our local businesses support us by displaying our poster. A big thank you to volunteers who walked around to deliver them.

“Any business willing to display a poster or anyone who can help distribute them can contact the Gomersal Matters Facebook page or group.” Stickers and leaflets from Keep Britain Tidy’s Poo Fairy campaign would also be distributed, she added.

Gomersal Matters chairwoman Sue Tillotson said the group hoped schools would support Stop the Plop and the group’s second campaign, Psycho Drivers, over illegal parking round schools.

She said enforcement officers suggested double yellow lines for Oxford Road. She added: “A further visit to roads at St Mary’s and Gomersal Primary is planned for the near future so Highways officers gets a true picture of how our children’s safety is being put at risk due to people congestion and bad parking.”