Some of our lovely OFF members may remember that - about two years ago - I protested to the Council about their siting of a combined Litter and Dog Waste bin beside the door of a food shop and only feet away from the Butcher’s. It was at a time when only two people at a time were allowed into the shop - the rest of us had to queue outside - next to the smelly bin. The Council did nothing - so I took photos and emailed them to Environmental Health who said they would deal it.
Finally - they have! The bin near the shop is now Litter only - and there is a new Dog Waste Bin on the large swathe of grass verge opposite - well away from the shops. Seems it does pay to bring these things to someone’s attention.
Good on you Silver Tabs! Where we usually walk the dogs there are a couple of bins, one either side of the road. And then we go to the convenience store. They have no bins there. None. There is quite a large area there and they could easily accommodate a waste bin or two there. I don’t know who would manage it.
Well done you! Yes, you’ve shown that it’s definitely worth making the effort to complain. But seriously, how utterly absurd to have sited a dog waste bin by food outlets in the first place. Whoever approved that needs a kick up the jacksy!
Someone decided a Litter Bin near the food/convenience shop would (hopefully) stop children from throwing ice cream and sweetie wrappers on the pavement. Heaven knows why they thought a combined Litter and Dog Waste bin was needed.
If I were a councillor, Dex, I would not have allowed it in the first place! Anyway - all sorted now - the shop keepers are happy and so am I - and the dog walkers have a shiny new bin all of their own!
Well done Tabbs .
Our council is being a bit dense re dog bins .
They are too small and keep getting overfilled and poop everywhere .
Last time I saw this happen on one I hung two big bags up by it . I would hate to be the person who has to pick up all those poop bags from the ground .