Two children in Sidcup got so fed up with some people not clearing up their dog’s mess that they contacted the Council to help publicise their plea for dog owners to be more responsible.

Miles, 5 and Amelie, 6, children from Longlands Primary School, felt so strongly that they designed their very own poster and sent it to their local Councillor, Cllr Gareth Bacon.

The Council was so impressed with their design that they are using it on their advertising boards around the Borough, from October 22 for two weeks.

It hopes that the poster will make more dog owners clear up their pet’s mess.

Councillor Peter Craske, Cabinet Member for Places, said: “It’s fantastic to see young children in our Borough taking action to improve their community.

"We are working hard to reduce this problem and the fine for dog fouling is £50. Although this can be difficult to enforce because our officers have to witness the offence being committed, those irresponsible dog owners that are identified failing to pick up their pets mess will receive a fixed penalty notice.

“We need more local people to work with us and tell us about regular problem areas, so that we can focus our enforcement efforts. If we all work together and #doitforbexley we’ll help make Bexley cleaner and greener.”

If you have any information on areas where dog owners are regularly not clearing up their pets mess, you can contact the enforcement team by emailing

Please also tell us the day and time the problem is most prevalent and any other details that may help.