Cash boost for dog scheme

Cheque donation to Sudbury Dog Wtach which is a year old from waitrose
Cheque donation to Sudbury Dog Wtach which is a year old from waitrose
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A PROJECT to promote responsible dog ownership has received a boost in income, thanks to two donations.

The Dog Watch scheme received £284 from Waitrose shoppers who nominated it for a community award at the Sudbury store.

It also received £100 from tea dances held at the town’s Delphi Club at another recent presentation event by Sudbury councillor John Sayers.

Bradley Smith, Sudbury’s community warden, said the money will help keep the scheme running.

Supported by the town council, Great Cornard and Chilton parish councils, Babergh District Council and Suffolk Police, the scheme was set up a year ago.

There are 54 Dog Watch wardens who carry free supplies of bio-degradable pet bags to encourage dog walkers to clear up after their pets.

Five red dog litter bins, made by Great Waldingfield company Spider UK, have been sited around Sudbury, Great Cornard and Chilton in response to complaints about dog fouling.

“We are constantly listening to what the public tell us, and we are in the process of making some alterations to the dog litter bins to make the gap at the top wider,” said Mr Smith.

The scheme currently runs in Sudbury, Great Cornard and Chilton but the hope is to expand it to other areas in the future.