'Council should provide bins'

PUBLISHED: 09:36 31 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:48 15 June 2010

Regarding the article in the paper regarding dog bins... I asked Councillor Casson to make two enquiries: For a further bin to be situated between the High Street and New Street, towards the Glen. There are three public footpaths covering Kings Road, West

Regarding the article in the paper regarding dog bins... I asked Councillor Casson to make two enquiries:For a further bin to be situated between the High Street and New Street, towards the Glen.There are three public footpaths covering Kings Road, Westcott Way and Orchard Way, only one litter bin and one dog bin until you reach the bridge by the entrance to the Glen. Naturally, residents of the above use these paths which are littered with dog mess, tin cans and paper. We never see a road cleaner in this area, we used to have a dog cleaning machine to deal with mess on the grassy areas. It has not been for at least a year, why not? By the way, there are only seven dog owners on Westcott Way to my knowledge, and it takes two men in a white van to empty this one bin, which is sited by the private road leading to Kings Road.According to the paper, the precept is to be increased by 16% per cent, which includes repayments of a very large loan for a centre which is not necessary and surely the cost of running the place is going to be very high? Enormous amounts of money have been spent on architects but when it comes to a dog bin to try to keep paths clean £150 seems too much for the councillors.I agree with Councillor Ash, who uses the paths, that it is up to the local authority to provide such facilities.I look forward to reading further comments on this matter. Moira WebsterWestcott WayHoniton

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