£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.


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.”


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