CHESTERFIELD Borough Council held its first dog roadshow of the summer at Staveley Market on Friday, 25th May.
Council officers were on hand to give advice about barking dogs, hand out free pooper-scoopers and carry out discount micro-chipping as well as talking to residents about local environmental issues.
The “Taking the Lead” roadshow, now in its fourth year, won a national campaign award in 2010 from the RSPCA for the way it engages with dog owners.
Councillor Chris Ludlow, Executive Member for the Environment at the Council said: “This year’s roadshow is being complemented by the Love Where You Live campaign which encourages everyone to have pride in their local area. There are advertising posters focusing on responsible dog ownership throughout the borough and I’d encourage people to come along to the roadshows to get some useful advice and to get their dog micro-chipped.”
At the roadshow officers handed out portable ashtrays and talked to people about litter. Ten new litter bins, bearing the borough crest, have just been installed in Staveley market place. The bins are the same design as those in Chesterfield Town Centre which incorporate a cigarette ashtray on the top. The Council continues to get the message across to smokers to stub out cigarettes and dispose of them properly rather than littering the streets – which can result in a fixed penalty notice for littering.
The ‘Taking the Lead’ roadshows take place from 10.30 until 15.30:
Sunday 10th June Eastwood Park Gala
Tuesday 12th June Stand Road Park
Tuesday 3rd July Grangewood Road / Birchwood Crescent
Saturday 7th July Armed Forces Day at Poolsbrook Country Park
Sunday 8th July Inkermann Buzz, Ashgate Road