Flashy Publicity Does Not Stop Littering or Dog Fouling
It is the end of Clean Cornwall Week and Cornwall Council is claiming it to be a success. I will agree to this to a point, but for me all the flashy publicity will not solve the problem without more bins being provided. You can ask people to not to litter, but without the bins, it will not stop.
For the last few months I have been trying to get more bins, especially dog waste bins into Porthleven. I know of five dog waste bins that should be in place, but are missing. I have asked repeatedly for these to be replaced, but I am told over and over again there is no money for them to be replaced.
As a compromise I have said I would settle for three of the missing five to be replaced. Again, this has resulted in a no. So frustrated with this stance I wrote to the Portfolio Holder asking for his intervention. This letter from me was sent over 20 days ago, I followed it up asking for an update on the 12th Sept. As yet, I have not had a complete answer to my request.
The recently formed PIP group is trying to help clean up the local environment, but It cannot do this on its own. So if Cornwall Council really wants to clean up our towns and villages make sure there is money available for bins. As without them you are not going to solve littering, or worse dog mess.
For information: dog waste can be placed into standard litter bins.