Broughton Astley Parish Council

Serving the people of Broughton Astley

Clerk: Debbie Barber
Council Office, Station Road
Broughton Astley, Leicester
LE9 6PT

DOG WASTE BINS

At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic the contractor employed by the Parish Council made the decision to concentrate their waste services on nursing homes, other clinical and medical establishments leaving the Parish with no means of servicing the red dog waste bins.

Notices were placed on each bin requesting dog owners not to use them and take their dog waste home or use the available black street bins. This was, unfortunately, ignored by many people forcing the Parish Council to remove the bins to prevent a build-up of dog waste bags at the bin locations.

Throughout the months of lockdown and beyond, many dog owners have responded positively to this change and fulfilled their legal obligations to clear up after their dog. However, there has been a small minority who did not.

The Parish Council have been monitoring the situation and have been consulting with partner authorities on the best way forward with providing the means for dog waste disposal. The Parish Council have also been working closely with the District Council's dog warden and Environmental Crime Enforcement Team reporting any areas that are experiencing a high volume of dog fouling.

At their recent monthly meeting, the Parish Council has resolved not to reinstall the red dog waste bins but replace several them with dual purpose black bins at high footfall areas or at carefully selected sites throughout the village. They have also agreed to purchase a dog bag dispenser which will be sited on the fencing outside the Parish Council workshop on the Frolesworth Road Recreation Ground on a trial basis with a view to providing more throughout the village if proved successful.

To summarise:

The red dog waste bins will not be reinstalled.

Dog waste can be put in any black waste bin, including your black wheelie bin at home.

Dual purpose black street bins will be purchased and sited in high footfall or carefully selected sites throughout the village.

A dog bag dispenser will be sited on the fencing outside the Parish Council workshop on Frolesworth Road Recreation Ground on a trial basis.

Further dog bag dispensers will be purchased for other areas in the village if the trial is successful.

Parish Council will be working closely with the District Council's dog warden and Environmental Crime Enforcement Team to report any areas that are experiencing a high volume of dog fouling.

Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2020 12:43 by Debbie Barber

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