PROVISION OF FREE DOG BAGS
Following our previous posts relating to the provision of free dog bags, the Council have been investigating ways to improve the scheme and to make it work for all residents without the escalating costs.
It was agreed that we want to encourage dog owners to pick up after their pets on Parish Council land and that the provision of bags should be tailored to enable that. Currently we are providing an awful lot of bags and the problem of poo still remains – the issue isn’t really about providing a small number of people with a large number of bags it’s about enabling everyone to pick up after their pets. Therefore we have investigated the provision of dog bag dispensers and will be trialling a dispenser at the Parish Rooms in the coming weeks. We know that all considerate dog owners ensure that they have bags and do always pick up after their dogs and we hope that if the trial is a success it can be rolled out on the other green spaces so that there are always bags on hand and there is no excuse for anyone not to pick up. Let’s all work together to make Breaston cleaner and safer for everyone.