Pick up free dog waste bags along popular dog walking routes
Posted on: Wednesday 29 May 2019
Dog owners are being urged to make use of the free dog waste bags that are being supplied along popular dog walking routes in Bridgend County Borough.
As part of efforts to keep communities clean, seventeen new dog waste bag stations have been installed by Bridgend County Borough Council after two were successfully trialled at Maesteg Welfare Park and the Woodlands playing fields in Pencoed.
Dog fouling is one of the biggest frustrations that constituents report. Since we installed our first dog waste bag stations at two specific problem-spots in Maesteg and Pencoed there has certainly been an improvement with more dog owners bagging and binning their pet’s waste. So, we’re pleased to have secured funding to install more of them in parts of Porthcawl, Coychurch, Tondu, Heol Y Cyw, Ogmore Vale, Pyle, Kenfig Hill, Brackla, Maesteg, Coytrahen, Ynysawdre, Blaengarw, Coity and Pencoed.
We consulted with town and community councils over the plans and they provided locations where they felt that there were particular problems with a minority of selfish dog owners. For example, the two in Porthcawl have been installed at either end of the seafront, while the one in Coity is going on the green in front of the castle, and the one in Heol Y Cyw is in a lane by the rugby club.
There’s absolutely no excuse for any dog owner not to pick up after their pet. Please be considerate to others – bag it, bin it. I’d also like to stress the point that dog waste bags can be thrown into any public bin, not just the ones that are specifically for dog waste. Or, if you cannot find a public bin, please take the bag home with you and bin it there.Councillor Richard Young, Bridgend County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities
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