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Nobody likes litter but there is one sort that really gets people to froth at the mouth and gets steam coming out of their ears — dog dirt!

I am not a dog owner though have relatives who are. I appreciate that they take great care to pick up the mess their dogs leave behind, a task which, when I had to do it on a couple of occasions, made me feel very squeamish! They tell me it gets easier with practice.

Disposing of the wrapped plastic parcels can be a problem, but in Tarvin we do have a number of bins dedicated to this particular type of rubbish. They are emptied on a regular basis by the CW&C Streetscene team.

However, there is a large and possibly growing population of dogs in Tarvin and we do have a real asset for dog lovers — the Woodland Walk. Here dogs can be let of their leads safe in the knowledge that they can't stray onto a busy road. The popularity of the walk however means that the dog waste bin on Hockenhull Lane, between the two parts of the woodland, was getting overfull on a regular basis. Complaints were made at the last Parish Council meeting.
I am delighted to see that CW&C have moved very swiftly on this issue and have installed a super, new, dual-purpose bin on the site. You most certainly can't miss it and it has twice the capacity of the old one.

So, conscientious dog-owners will have no reason to complain now, and I hope that those who still think it is OK to leave piles of stinky poo around the place will take notice and fill the bin.
If you think that there are other places in the village where this new bin might be an improvement, then do call the Parish Council Clerk, Mike Hassell on 01829741075

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