A recent email, sent to the Community Council by a teacher from Auldearn Primary School, is attached below, and it reflects on a totally unacceptable aspect of the behaviour of some members of society, in the way that they refuse to clean up after their dogs.
Anyone who thinks this is an acceptable thing to do, obviously doesn’t have a grasp of the concept of being part of village life. Nor do they consider the needs of some of the younger and most vulnerable members of our society… in fact, of any part of society.
It’s so easy to put this right and I would like anyone who witnesses dog fouling, to report it.
Highland Council Community Services ask the public to contact the council with any relevant information on dog fouling by phone on 01349 886603 or using the online forms www.highland.gov.uk/report.
Email content :-
I am contacting you regarding a problem that has arisen during our outdoor learning. Last term I decided to use our local community to take the learning outdoors which has been wonderful and the children have really enjoyed this. Over a few of the weeks I noticed how much dog mess was left by people on paths and beside them which has really hindered the children’s learning. We usually go to the wood which has been great but each week I have had to change plans due to the dog mess being there. The week before the holidays, we went up to the Doocot and on the way back, the path was covered. The interesting part was that more of the children started to make comments about ‘ how disgusting it was’ etc. When we got back to school the children decided they wanted to make their own posters which we are going to put up around the village next week.
I just wanted to get in touch with you to see if there was anything you could do, if you could spread the word and make it in to something. Outdoor learning is a huge part of the curriculum and there is so much around us in Auldearn that we can use and I am very enthusiastic about it.