It's all bin real health hazard'

PUBLISHED: 13:57 02 March 2007 | UPDATED: 22:37 28 May 2010

The overflowing dog waste bin on the Robingoodfellows Lane recreation ground – 8345

The overflowing dog waste bin on the Robingoodfellows Lane recreation ground - 8345

BAGS from an overflowing dog waste bin are being scattered over a children s play area and the driveway of a nearby house. Wendy Fox said the bin on the Robingoodfellows Lane recreation ground in March was not being emptied by Fenland District Council - u

BAGS from an overflowing dog waste bin are being scattered over a children's play area and the driveway of a nearby house.

Wendy Fox said the bin on the Robingoodfellows Lane recreation ground in March was not being emptied by Fenland District Council - until she called to complain.

Mrs Fox, who lives in the house next to the recreation ground, said the bin was a health hazard.

She said: "I have to telephone them so much I am on first name terms with the people I have to speak to. This is a playing field for kids and it is disgusting that there are bags of poo lying around.

"You cannot blame the dog owners because they are willing to pick the poo up and put it in bags but the bin isn't big enough and it isn't being emptied. The bags are being thrown around because the bin is full."

Mrs Fox was told by the council that someone had turned up to empty the bin but could not remove the lid. She said: "The bin doesn't have a lid and all this is making me very angry."

But Fenland District Council claims the bin is emptied seven days a week and any problem should be solved when two new bins are put in place during the next few weeks.

A spokesman said: "We are aware of this particular bin and the frequency of its use by dog owners. An original, much larger bin was vandalised, and this small bin has been a temporary solution.

"To help accommodate all the users of the recreational area, two bins are on order, one larger litter bin for the play area, and also a new dog waste specific bin which is planned to be sited away from the play area.

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