Pulling together to keep Shrewsbury ‘blooming’
We work closely with our partners at Shropshire Council, and other local businesses and organisations, to make Shrewsbury as ‘blooming’ great as it can be. We all work together to improve our surroundings both for everyday life, and for the yearly Bloom campaign.
Below are just a few examples of how we work in partnership with other organisations and bodies.
Keeping our Parks and Countryside Safe and Clean: Dog Warden & Environmental Enforcement Officer
Jane Salisbury, Shropshire Council’s Dog Warden & Environmental Enforcement Officer, plays a significant part in keeping public parks and countryside safe and clean, all of which are an integral part of the Shrewsbury in Bloom campaign.
The four main issues Jane deals with, and can issue fixed penalty notices for, are dog fouling, dogs on a lead by direction (keeping dogs under control), dogs on a lead on a public highway and dog exclusion (ie from children’s fenced-in play areas).
Jane, who is pictured left with her dogs Snotty Dog and Alfie said: “My role is to ensure that town centre parks and countryside in Shrewsbury and the surrounding villages (and also Bridgnorth/ South Shropshire) are used in a responsible manner by dog owners.
“These areas are for everybody to enjoy, and not just for one group of people. It is not fair that some dog owners abuse the privilege of using our beautiful town centre parks and recreation areas. Fixed penalties are issued for members of the public who do not comply with the Dog Control Orders.”
Support from local businesses
We are currently working on a new Shrewsbury in Bloom sponsorship scheme. Details will be posted here once they are available.