Dirty Dogs Campaign: Award for drive against fouling

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The Independent on Sunday has won the Media Trophy in the Queen Mother's Birthday Awards for Environmental Improvement.

The judges of the awards, which are organised by the Tidy Britain Group, praised the newspaper's recent campaign against dog fouling in Britain's streets and parks. It was the enthusiasm of our readers and the Campaign's high profile which impressed the judges.

The citation said that, 'The Dirty Dogs Campaign has resulted in questions in the House of Commons and tapped public concern without oversensationalising the issue,' the judges said. 'It has reinforced the Group's campaign for a change in the dog fouling legislation, to clarify the law and make it a more serious offence not to clear up after a dog.'

The awards, which recognise outstanding effort in promoting environmental improvement, were presented in London last week by the Duke of Gloucester.