What a re-leaf as campaign returns

Lysa Dobson, head of animal health and welfare at Newcastle Cat and Dog Shelter; the council's environment mascot, 'Waldo the Wonderdog'; and Coun John Stirling, cabinet member for environment.

Lysa Dobson, head of animal health and welfare at Newcastle Cat and Dog Shelter; the council's environment mascot, 'Waldo the Wonderdog'; and Coun John Stirling, cabinet member for environment.

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A campaign has returned to help make North Tyneside look its best.

North Tyneside Council has re-launched its Autumn Campaign, running until late November, which aims to reduce the amount of litter and fallen leaves on the street.

Two extra cleaning vehicles have been introduced while there will be more council-organised litter picks involving schools and the community, with residents and businesses invited to join in.

And the council will also continue with its enforcement work to those caught littering and not picking up after their dogs.

Newcastle Cat and Dog Shelter and the Dogs Trust are helping promote responsible dog ownership plus offering free micro-chipping and health checks for dogs.

Coun John Stirling, cabinet member for environment, said: “Each year the Campaign achieves excellent results and makes a big difference to the appearance of the borough.”

“As always, we’re appealing for help from the community – I would encourage those who can to come along and help with a litter pick.

“We’re also joining forces with the police and fire service again, in the run up to Bonfire Night.

“This is a really important part of the initiative and will include removing any illegal bonfire material from the streets, helping to prevent any fires and therefore any potential damage or injury.”

The work with Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service will also include holding school assemblies.

Leading up to November 5, council wardens will visit first and primary schools with help from students from The Prince’s Trust programme at TyneMet College, while firefighters will call into middle and high schools.

To join in with a council-led clean-up, or to organise your own, call 0345 2000 103.

A dog chipping event will take place on October 27 from 11am to 3pm at St Aidan’s Church Hall, Billy Lane, North Shields.