Heath Big Local Partnership representatives, Zdzislaw Krupski, Rupert Hill and Lynne Shelton were pleased to present prizes to Uttoxeter youngsters who won the recent HBL competition to design a street sign promoting cleaner streets and an end to dog fouling.
"We've had really great entries for this competition, " said Rupert Hill "the children certainly knew what they wanted to say."
The overall prize of a new bicycle was presented to Polly Jones, who attends Tynsel Parkes First School.
Art kits were won by Charlie Hancocks and Ewan Redmond, both of St Mary's First School, and Nick Jakes, a resident of the area.
"We'd like to thank all the children who entered," said Zdzislaw Krupski "and also Steve Kucharik of Uttoxeter Cycles, as well as ESBC, who have supported us in this project."
During HBL consultations with Heath residents, many people mentioned dog fouling in particular as being a serious issue. Some of the signs will be displayed in locations where significant dog fouling and litter has been seen during HBL litter picks.
"If anyone knows of a particular location that they think would benefit from a sign, then please do let us know" said Lynne Shelton. "We'll also be taking another look around the Heath identifying any other problem areas as well."
If you have information about a dog fouling or littering incident, you can report it to East Staffordshire Borough Council's Community and Civil Enforcement Team by calling 01283 508856.