Youngsters at a Chorley primary school are urging pet owners to look after their community.

The children at Duke Street Primary School were so concerned about the amount of dog fouling in the area round the school, they contacted the council.

The school council organised a competition for the children to design a poster with each year being given a different topic to focus on.

Councillor Terry Brown judged the competition and the winning posters will be laminated and displayed around the community. He said: “We went along to the school and spoke to the children about the problems that dog fouling can cause and the damage to the neighbourhood caused by dropping litter, fly tipping, vandalism and graffiti.

“We also spoke to the school council about how they and the other children can get involved.

“Picking up after your dog, bagging it and binning it, not dropping litter, not fly tipping, not causing vandalism and not writing graffiti makes Chorley a nice clean and healthier place for us all to live in.”