Requests for more dog bins refused

PUBLISHED: 06:55 17 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:47 15 June 2010

HONITON Town Council will not fund any more dog bins. Members of the council's policy committee on Monday discussed requests for new bins in King Street and Westcott Way.

HONITON Town Council will not fund any more dog bins.Members of the council's policy committee on Monday discussed requests for new bins in King Street and Westcott Way.They heard East Devon District Council is no longer funding additional bins on grounds of costs.Honiton Town Council has already installed three bins, which cost £150 each per year to maintain."I am very, very concerned that the council is going to be shelling out more and more on dog bins, when it comes down to the owners," said Councillor Sharon Holloway. "Why should the public pay? "The amount of dogs' mess I see in New Street on a regular basis! "I think we are throwing money away."Councillor Ron Farnham agreed. He said: "We'll be forever paying out for dog bins in every corner of Honiton. "Responsible dog owners take their mess home with them."Councillor Sally Casson asked: "Do we still have a dog warden around the town? I haven't seen one for a long time."Deputy mayor Councillor Vivienne Ash warned councillors not to be too hasty. "I don't agree that dog owners who do use the bins are irresponsible," she said.She told councillors that there was an "element of responsibility" on local authorities to provide such facilities and likened dog bins to the provision of litterbins."I am concerned more requests will come," replied committee chairman Councillor Vernon Whitlock.

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