SCHOOLCHILDREN in Tywyn are spearheading a campaign to stop dog mess ruining their town.

Pupils at Ysgol Penybryn, decided to lead an environmental campaign to raise awareness of the issue.

Following complaints from members of the public about dog dirt on the promenade in Tywyn, and Pont Dysynni, a popular area for dog walkers in the area.

The children designed colourful posters to highlight the problem and wrote motivational messages such as, ‘Bag it and bin it!’ which were put up across the town.

Tidy Towns officer, Jonathan Gwyn Neale, said: “The children’s campaign in Tywyn is a prime example of Tidy Towns’ ability to empower the most vulnerable in our community to take action to improve their local environment.

“Their colourful poster designs were excellent and I am very pleased with how they look around the town and at Pont Dysynni.”

Gwynedd Council’s cabinet member for the environment, councillor John Wynn Jones, said: “Gwynedd’s schoolchildren are leading the way with their efforts to improve the local environment.

“Their Tidy Towns awareness campaigns show that children are telling us what kind of environment they want to see.

“I congratulate the pupils at Ysgol Penybryn for their excellent efforts.”

See the full story in this week’s north editions of the Cambrian News