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‘Two members of the campaigns team, dressed as golfers, stand at the Street Clutter Mini Golf stand at the Party Conferences

Two members of the campaigns team, dressed as golfers, stand at the Street Clutter Mini Golf stand at the Party Conferences

  • July 2014

    The campaigns team attended the Local Government Association Conference where we spoke to lots of Councillors about the problem of street clutter.

  • June 2014

    The Street Clutter Mini Golf stand helps us raise awareness of the issue amongst members of the public attending the Dogs Unite  event at the Olympic Park.

  • April 2014

    Supporters started to email their local newspapers about the problems street clutter causes for them. You can still take this action.

  • September- October 2013

    We take took our ‘Street Clutter Mini Golf’ stand to the Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservative Party Conferences throughout September and October 2013. The stand gave us the opportunity to speak with local councillors, members of the public, MPs, Peers and Ministers about this serious problem. Over 150 MPs attended the stand to find out more and several go on to take part in blindfolded walks in their constituencies afterwards.

  • July 2013

    We launched our Street Clutter Survey which revealed 97% of those who are blind or partially sighted experience problems with street clutter, most on a daily or weekly basis.

  • July 2012

    Supporters helped us conduct an audit of the UK’s high streets which reveals Camden high street as the most cluttered high street in the UK and A-Boards as the most frequently encountered item of street clutter. Colchester high street is shown to be the high street with the worst record for A-Boards and the local Guide Dogs team worked with the council as a result to respond to this problem.

 




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"This was a fun way to spread this serious message. Street clutter has the potential to deter blind and partially sighted people from leaving home alone and I am happy to support Guide Dogs’ call for safer pedestrian footpaths.”

MP after visiting the Guide Dogs Street Clutter Mini Golf stand at 2013 Party Conferences