It's every dog owner's responsibility to clean up after their dog but sometimes the irresponsible few can spoil our public areas for everyone.
National Poop Scoop Week is set for 23-29 June this year, and the UK's largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, is urging all Local Authorities to get behind the national drive to clean up our public areas.
In the words of Dogs Trust Chief Executive Clarissa Baldwin:
"This campaign is hugely relevant to every single Local Authority and we're hoping for widespread backing to make this the most successful Poop Scoop Week ever.
All citizens, both human and canine, should be free to enjoy Britain's open spaces, so if we are going to look forward to a summer of picnicking in parks and lounging on beaches, it is vital that every single dog owner fulfils their duty and scoops that poop!"
You can get ideas, facts, stats, pictures and promotional materials to help you plan events in your area at the Poop Scoop Week website. Please do let us know what's happening in your location by emailing the team at Dogs Trust or calling 020 7833 7657 and we'll help you publicise the event by putting it on the website.