Council vows to clear dog poo backlog

The bin in Grappenhall Heys

This bin was also snapped by twitter user @defor_dog on the Trans Pennine Trail

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COUNCIL workers will be out to clear a backlog of work that has left some bins in the town overflowing with dog poo.

This bin in Grappenhall Heys, pictured, was especially overflowing on Monday.

A council spokesman said: “Due to increased activity in some of our parks over the bank holiday and due to a recent staff illness some bins in parks and open spaces across the borough have unfortunately not been emptied at their normal frequencies.

“We will be looking to clear the backlog as soon as practicable in those areas during this coming week.”

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3:56pm Wed 7 May 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Millennium Green Appleton bins are over flowing. Daft thing is the bin men drive past the actual bin so don't understand why they can not empty the bin. Is it really that difficult to resolve or plan some of these bins on the bin men's route? They go past it anyway and it would literally take 2 mins. You hand out fines for people not picking up their dog mess but the Council don't receive any penalty for not collecting or emptying the waste. Should I be asking for a reduction in my Council tax for services NOT provided that are supposed to be?
Millennium Green Appleton bins are over flowing. Daft thing is the bin men drive past the actual bin so don't understand why they can not empty the bin. Is it really that difficult to resolve or plan some of these bins on the bin men's route? They go past it anyway and it would literally take 2 mins. You hand out fines for people not picking up their dog mess but the Council don't receive any penalty for not collecting or emptying the waste. Should I be asking for a reduction in my Council tax for services NOT provided that are supposed to be? GRUMPY PARENT
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