Love Lane in a ‘horrendous’ state
Thursday, 11 July 2013
CARRICKFERGUS Deputy Mayor John Stewart has asked Carrickfergus Council to address the situation at Love Lane where dog mess has caused outrage among local residents.
As well as asking for action to be taken from Council, Mr Stewart has also appealed for dog walkers to show some responsibility and common sense and make sure they clean up after their dog when out for a walk.
Speaking to the Carrick Advertiser, Mr Stewart said: "It is quite a horrendous sight up there at the moment and it is something I have brought up with the Environmental Department at Council in the past. Residents have now approached me to see if something can be done because quite frankly, it is getting out of hand now". At present there are no facilities available to dog walkers to dispose of their dog mess, due to continuous vandalism problems, but Mr Stewart has said he has requested that Council have metal bins put in place to allow dog walkers to dispose of the mess adequately.
He said: "The reason why there are no bins in the area at the moment is because they kept getting burnt out, so I have requested metal bins be put in place.
“I have also spoke to the Dog Warden about patrolling the area where he may catch people in the act of not cleaning up after their pets".
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