Delight as Torbay's dog bins are switched around
LESSONS should be learnt from the public outcry over the cutting of dog bins and public toilet opening hours in Torbay, say opposition councillors.
Dog walkers, residents and councillors were all angered by the way the bins were removed without consultation.
Now a review is to be carried out headed by Cllr Derek Mills, dubbed the 'poo guru'.
Lib Dems Steve Darling and Roger Stringer raised the cause of residents and shopkeepers in the Watcombe area who lost two bins while two bins remained in nearby Steps Cross park.
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Cllr Darling said: "There is supposed to be a dog poo summit on September 12, but many of my Lib Dems and myself are trying to resolve it before then.
"At Moor Lane there were two litter bins and a couple of dog bins which have gone, while at Steps Lane there are still two dog bins.
"Roger Stringer and I asked them to put one of those at Moor Lane. We are told we can only shuffle what is there, but there are all those shops in Moor Lane.
"But why didn't they put notices on the bins warning people? It is poor management."
As a result of an interim review the council has agreed to reinstate bins to Cherrybrook Square, Paignton, outside the shops, Ferrers Green, Churston, Queen Elizabeth Drive at the junction with Great Parks Lane in Paignton, Ramshill Road, Paignton, Stantaway Hill, Torquay, Stanley Gardens, Paignton, Totnes Road at Collaton and Pennine Drive, Elbery Lane next to Brunel Road, Watcombe, Moor Lane, outside the shops.
Bins are to be taken from the path beside Freshwater Community Centre, Paignton, Dartmouth Road outside the golf club, beside 82 Lutyens Drive, Paignton, Fernicombe Road, Paignton, Union Street, Torre, Stanley Gardens park near Barton Road, Brixham Road opposite Asda, Paignton Eastern Esplanade, the park at Steps Cross.