New dog bin will help clean up the town thanks to 11-year-old Daisy

20th January 2022


Dog walkers have no excuse for leaving a mess on a Chorleywood street now that a brand new bin has been installed following a successful campaign by a local school girl.

Eleven-year-old Daisy Edwards' campaign started last summer when her grandfather joined her to litter pick along Green Street. The pair covered a 200 metre stretch of hedgerow – and along with numerous assorted items of litter, they picked up in excess of 30 bags of dog mess.

Daisy was disgusted that people were throwing poo bags into the hedge, but she also realised that there were no dog bins in the area.

Daisy, who is head girl at Russell School in Chorleywood, said: “I am disgusted that people leave litter and bags of dog poo in the hedges as it will take a long time to disintegrate and it could really hurt local wildlife.”

Daisy wrote to Cllr Phil Williams, the Lead Member for Environment at Three Rivers District Council, asking if he could arrange to have a dog waste bin installed. She soon received the good news that a new dog bin had been placed in Green Street just past the junction with Orchard Drive.

Cllr Williams said: “Daisy is a great example to us all – not only was she already showing community spirit and looking after the local area by collecting litter, she also took action over what she rightly saw as unacceptable littering by dog walkers. Now, thanks to Daisy bringing this matter to my attention, we have a new bin in place which we hope will be used properly in the future. Well done Daisy, and thank you for making a difference.”

Daisy added that she hopes dog walkers will in future use the bin and not throw anymore bags into the hedgerow.