resident calls for more dog waste bins in town
in Burnham-On-Sea have this week called for more dog waste bins
to be introduced in the town and higher fines for those that let
their pets foul pavements.
call comes amid rising numbers of complaints from residents who
are angry at dog mess being left on pavements.
Davis from Willis Court, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Dog
mess is becoming a real problem."
is so unpleasant for walkers and poses a danger to children playing
in the area."
would like to see the council introducing more dog waste bins
and higher fouling to encourage pet owners to act responsibly."
has asked the town council to install new bins in the Willis Court
area, besides Burnham's Marine Drive.
spokeswoman for Burnham and Highbridge Town Council says it "fully
considers" any request, but added that the need has to be
balanced against the costs.
dog bin costs the Town Council £150 to purchase and install.
A 'service charge' from the district council of £420 per
year to empty it three times a week.