Scupa lends a paw to keep the Cotswolds clean

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Scupa lends a paw to keep the Cotswolds clean

Hundreds of Cirencester dog lovers were encouraged to keep the Cotswolds clean by friendly District Council mascot Scupa.

Scupa joined the crowds at last Saturday’s fun dog show in the Abbey Grounds where he handed out free poop-scoop bags and other goodies as part of the Council's Keep The Cotswolds Clean campaign.

In addition, Council officers spoke to dozens of smokers to explain the Smokefree England legislation that will ban smoking in enclosed public places from July 1. They handed out free pouches for the disposal of cigarette butts and also provided advice to help people to kick the habit.

Cotswold District Council Waste Manager Scott Williams said: "It was a very successful day and Scupa proved particularly popular.

"The response to our Keep The Cotswolds Clean message was very positive and we handed out scores of free poop-scoop and car tidy bags.

"Failing to clear up after dogs, tossing rubbish out of cars, dropping cigarette butts and gum and dumping waste are all unacceptable. But the emphasis of our campaign is very much on education and we are keen to work in partnership with the community to tackle the litter problem in the District."

Posted : 30/04/2007 16:56:47

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