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Silsden councillor in budget bid to pay for dog dirt bins
7:00pm Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
A Silsden councillor has offered to pay for dog dirt bins and warning signs out of his Bradford Council budget allocation.
Adrian Naylor will hold a competition for school children in the town to design signs for lampposts.
The offer by Coun Naylor, who serves on both Bradford and Silsden councils, came at a public meeting in the town last week to discuss dog fouling problems.
Silsden Town Council agreed to work on potential solutions with Aire View and Hothfield schools, Bradford Council officers and a parents’ group currently campaigning against fouling.
Coun Naylor said one plan was to repeat the success of a ‘bag it, bin it’ campaign run three years ago with sponsorship from ward councillors.
He added: “We decided on a co-ordinated approach to see if we can educate people.
“The intention is to put banner-style signs on bins and lampposts. We will move them about so there’s an impact.”
- An action group battling against dog fouling featured on a television documentary on Tuesday. Glusburn Dog Fouling Focus Group’s campaigning work was highlighted on BBC 1’s Litter Wars. The group is also one of two organisations in Craven chosen to pilot a Green Dog Walkers scheme. It calls on dog owners to ‘take the pledge’ and promise to clean up after their animals.