Schoolboy launches his own clean-up campaign

Coun Vivien Taylor, Casey Evans, Brendan Evans, dog Daisy and dad Stephen Evans

Coun Vivien Taylor, Casey Evans, Brendan Evans, dog Daisy and dad Stephen Evans

A schoolboy is waging a one-man war against anti-social dog owners who fail to clear up their animals’ mess.

Brandon Evans, 12, decided to take action after his skateboard and shoes kept getting caked in dog mess during visits to his local Preesall park.

Two weeks ago Brandon, from Pilling Lane, started heading out with dog poop bags and scooping up the mess in his home village and neighbouring Knott End.

He has already filled more than 200 bags and has received glowing praise on a Facebook page he set up to support the campaign.

The St Aidan’s CE Technology College pupil has been out on his poo patrols twice a week after school and at weekends. Armed with protective gloves, he has prowled areas including the park and the footpath along the Knott End sea wall.

Brandon, who keeps a log of his findings, has persuaded little sister Casey, eight, parents Steve and Yong, and family dog Daisy, a whippet, to help out.

“A few of my school friends found out about what I was doing and wanted to know why, “ he said.

“It was really unpleasant stepping in muck when I walked home from school through the park and I just wanted to do something about it.

“It’s disgusting - other people clear up after their dogs so why can’t these owners?

“I’ve been really surprised by all the support I’ve had on Facebook and it would be great if other people wanted to come out and help.”




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