Five new dog poo bag dispensers are to be installed at different locations around Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge as part of a Town Council bid to stamp out fouling of pavements in the two towns.
Members of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council’s Town Projects Committee agreed on Wednesday evening (March 20th) to spend around £500 on the new trial.
Two of dog poo bag dispensers will be located on both ends of Burnham High Street, one will go on the seafront, one will be at Highbridge’s Apex Park and a further one will be installed at the Southwell Gardens Playing Field in Highbridge.
Cllr Phil Harvey has put forward the scheme after reading on Burnham-On-Sea.com about 10-year-old schoolgirl Ivy Meager installing her own home-made dog poo dispensers besides footpaths in a bid to tackle the fouling.
Talking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, Phil said: “I saw her story on Burnham-On-Sea.com and thought it should be something that the Town Council can help with.”
“It won’t cost more than £500 for the dispensers and bags, so it’s worth giving it a go and seeing what effect they have.”
Councillors also agreed to install a new dog waste bin besides the path that runs from Old Way Place onto Pepperall Road in Highbridge at a cost of £139.52.