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Grace’s dog waste campaign pays off

Young campaigner Grace Munton-Hague is delighted with the new dog waste bin.

Young campaigner Grace Munton-Hague is delighted with the new dog waste bin.

 

An eight-year-old girl’s campaign against irresponsible pet owners has finally paid off after a council installed a new dog waste bin.

Grace Munton-Hague first called on people to clean up after their dogs by putting up posters in an alleyway near her home in Bramley Road, Market Deeping.

She was featured in the Mercury in January last year and her campaign was picked up by Market Deeping Town Council and South Kesteven District Counci. Grace was even interviewed for the BBC One show Street Patrol UK.

And 14 months since she first put up her posters, Grace’s campaign has finally paid off after the town council installed a dog bin at the end of the alleyway.

Grace’s mother Louisa said thanked the council; particularly Coun Paul Cosham, who backed the campaign from the start. She said: “I am very proud of Grace for starting the campaign to raise awareness of this type of antisocial behaviour. She’d make a good politician!

“Grace was very happy when she saw the bin had arrived. She had only mentioned it to me on the way to school that morning.

“It’s been a long time coming - 14 months seems like forever to an eight-year-old.

“Although the campaign has ended with a great result from the council, Grace has said that she hopes that the dog owners in Market Deeping don’t let her down and now there are no excuses not to bag it and bin it.

 

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