Search

£50 prize for cleaning up dog mess in Havering Council litter campaign

09:58 05 September 2013

Winners Lynne Taylor (L) and Margaret Tough (R) with Cllr Barry Tebbutt and Asda staff.

Winners Lynne Taylor (L) and Margaret Tough (R) with Cllr Barry Tebbutt and Asda staff.

Archant

Two women have won prizes from Havering Council for putting rubbish in the bin and cleaning up dog mess.

The council is rewarding people for “making an effort” to keep the borough tidy as part of the Cleaner Havering campaign.

July winner Margaret Tough, of Hornchurch, said it was a “surprise” to win a £50 Asda voucher for cleaning up after her dog.

She added: “As I was walking my dog someone was driving alongside me very slowly and I thought they were going to ask for directions but then she said I’d won.

“I think picking up after your dog is one of the main responsibilities of being a dog owner.”

Lynne Taylor, of South Ockendon, was given an Asda hamper for second prize after she was spotted putting rubbish in the bin in South Street, Romford.

She said: “It was very random to be stopped after I’d put some rubbish in the bin but I think it’s really good to be rewarded for something I’d do anyway.”

Residents said dog fouling, vandalism and littering needed to be stopped in a council survey.

Cllr Barry Tebbutt said: “There are so many people in the borough who do the right thing by binning their rubbish or cleaning up after their dog, and this is just a small token to the few that we do see to say thanks.”

0 comments

Latest News Stories

33 minutes ago
Press Gang reviewer, Phoebe Colson, 11, gives us her view of Rachel Hamilton's The Case of the Exploding Brains

Noelle “Know-All” Hawkins has another case on her hands.

11:00
Election candidates standing for Hornchurch and Upminster (except Romford candidate Ian Sanderson). Clockwise from top left: Dame Angela Watkinson (Con), Melanie Collins (Green), Lawrence Webb (Ukip), Paul McGeary (Lab) and Ian Sanderson (Lib Dem)

Zero-hours contracts and the NHS were on the agenda at a hustings event.

10:00
Parliamentary candidates for Romford

Many things can influence a decision made at the ballot box and the chairman of a church hustings wanted to make sure all bases were covered – dog or cat person? Rugby or football fan? Inny or outy?

08:00
St Andrew's Church in Hornchurch held a service for Anzac Day, the anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli during the First World War

The thousands of men who fell at Gallipoli have been remembered 100 years on.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Spruce up for spring with this beauty bundle from Justmylook!

Looking to update your look for spring? Well, you’re in luck.

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder