Merseyside are asked to 'put their paws' up for Poop Scoop Week!
YES you red it correctly! National Poop Scoop Week
over 11 June to 17 June 2012, so will soon be upon us... The Dogs Trust the UK's largest dog
welfare charity, are calling on schools across Merseyside to show
their support for responsible dog ownership by backing the Paws up
for Poop Scoop campaign. The awareness week encourages dog owners to
demonstrate responsible dog ownership and pick up after their dogs.
For the second year the team from Dogs Trust Merseyside is urging
local schools to support the awareness week and 'put their paws
up for poop scoop.' Last year 75,000 children across the
country did just this and it is hoped that this year even more dog
owners of the future will support the campaign. To show your
support, and sign-up your school please visit:-
poopscoopweek.co.uk. To remember the week why not
send us a picture of your class putting your 'Paws up for Poop
Scoop' with your Poop Scoop poster on display and we'll send you
free t-shirts for all the class.
Clarissa Baldwin, Dogs Trust CEO says:- "Dog fouling is an
issue Dogs Trust is determined to tackle and we hope Poop Scoop Week
will reinforce the importance of picking up dog poo! We hope that by
getting the support of children around the country we can shape the
future of dog ownership. We want people to be able to enjoy clean
public areas all year round and if everyone remembers the importance
of picking after their dog we can make a big difference."
Dog fouling is a problem the charity is determined to tackle. The
campaign slogan 'Bag it and Bin it' is a simple reminder to
all dog owners:
BAG IT – Once your dog's poop has been scooped, carefully
turn the plastic bag inside out and your dogs mess will then be
BIN IT - Dispose of your bag in any litter bin provided
(don't leave it lying around). Contrary to popular belief, dog waste
can be put into a public litter bin if a specific dog waste bin is
welcomes Natural England consultation on improving rights of way
THE CLA in the North has
welcomed a rights of way consultation by Natural England that will
enable land managers to put their legitimate concerns forward and
cut red tape. The Association has worked as part of the
Stakeholder Working Group on Unrecorded Rights of Way, along with
user organisations, which has produced Stepping Forward, a report to
Natural England published this week, kicking off the consultation
CLA North Regional Director Dorothy Fairburn said:- "This
consultation marks the first stage in reducing the needless
bureaucracy that plagues public rights of way. It is wholly
unacceptable that it takes so many years for rights of way issues to
be resolved. We welcome the report's recommendations that seek to
improve the present incomprehensible procedures. If the report's
recommendations are implemented, it should cut red tape, allow
landowners to put forward legitimate concerns about rights of way
and while making the system better and easier. They should also end
the uncertainty for landowners and householders by removing any
doubt about the 2026 cut-off date for reclaiming supposedly lost
rights of way."
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Diamond Jubilee party costs
LIVERPOOL is to waive the
cost of road closed signs and cones for street parties being held to
celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The City Council had already agreed to cover the costs associated
with the legal closure of roads where parties are being held over
the Bank Holiday weekend from 2 June 2012 to 4 June 2012.
Any group that has already
paid for cones and signs will be fully reimbursed.
The newly elected Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said:-
to make it as easy as possible for people to hold a Diamond Jubilee
street party. It is a great opportunity for neighbours
and friends to come together and celebrate the Queen's 60 years of
service to the nation."
So far 18 street parties have been organised; compared to 15 for
last year's Royal wedding.
► Party organisers are being advised that they will still need to
organise public liability insurance for their events.
► No licences or permits are needed for serving food or drink, or for
playing music. It is only if anybody is selling alcohol at their
party that will they need some form of licensing.
► Risk assessments are not needed; although it is common sense that
people should have some contingency plans in place in case there is
bad weather, for example.
► People are also asked to clean up after themselves and show pride in
where they live by tidying up and recycling whatever they can.
► Because of the need to liaise with the emergency services and ensure
that traffic routes in the city can be maintained, no applications
will be considered after the closing date of Friday, 18 May 2012, so
you do not have long!
► Application forms can be obtained
by downloaded from the city council's
Prostate Cancer drug to be made available on NHS
THE Manchester MP John
Leech has spoken of his delight that the prostate cancer drug
'abiraterone' has been approved today for use
on the NHS in England and Wales by the National Institute for Health
and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
John Leech said:- "I am delighted that our campaign to get
NICE approval has been successful. This is no doubt down to the hard
work of the Prostate Cancer Charity along with the Members of
Parliament who supported me in calling for NICE to think again. "
Working closely with the Prostate Cancer Charity John Leech was at
the forefront of the campaign in getting NICE to overturn their
ruling on the drug in February. Mr Leech raised the issue through
the Parliamentary Motion 2706 as well as hosting an event in
Parliament to spread awareness of the campaign among fellow MPs He
also pressed Ministers on the decision through Parliamentary
Questions in the House of Commons.
Owen Sharp Chief Executive of The Prostate Cancer Charity said:-
"John Leech MP has done a huge amount to raise the profile of
this issue in parliament and we are extremely grateful to him for
all his support. I am certain that his hard work behind the scenes
has proved invaluable to the success of this campaign."
The news means that suitable men whose cancer has stopped responding
to other hormone therapy and chemotherapy will be able to receive
the drug without having to make an application through the Cancer