SCOOPING up that poop left from your dog is something that all responsible dog owners take seriously but there are occasions when the lack of a poop bag causes difficulties!
Hedon Town Council is intending to pilot the use of a Poop Bag Dispenser in one of the dog fouling hotspots in the town (location to be decided) which should mean that there should be no excuse for dog owners to clear up after their dogs.
The Poop Bag Dispenser system being promoted by Cheshire-based JRB Enterprises was spotted by Councillor David Thompson whilst on holiday and he brought the idea back as something that Hedon Town Council might be able to explore.
The aim is to significantly help reduce dog fouling problems by locating the dispenser where it can be easily seen by dog walkers. The company claim that the dispensers are fairly vandal resistant and, surprisingly, say that practice shows that they are very rarely abused.
Whilst there are certainly going to be critics who will say that clearing up after dogs should be the owner’s responsibility and not something funded out of the public purse; the trial of the system is likely to be watched eagerly by other town and parish councils across the East Riding – dog fouling and seeking ways to tackle the problem is something that is of universal concern!
A suitable site for the trial in Hedon is to be researched and brought back to the next meeting of the town council’s property committee. Subject to compliance with any necessary rules and regulations, the pilot scheme could start in the summer.