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New dog bins and 'poo bags' in Cowbit after Brownie's successful petition brings results




A Cowbit youngster is bringing some cleanliness and hygiene to her village after a successful petition for dog bins.

Lola McAllister (nine), a member of the village Brownie group, collected more 40 signatures before taking her plea for action to get dog mess off the streets and pavements in Cowbit to parish councillors.

As a result, three new sets of dog bins and biodegradable bag dispensers are now in place around the village.

YOUTH ACTION: Lola McAllister and Freddie (front), Helen and Ray Vaitkevicieus, with Coun Anthony Casson. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG-300719-004TW
YOUTH ACTION: Lola McAllister and Freddie (front), Helen and Ray Vaitkevicieus, with Coun Anthony Casson. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG-300719-004TW

Sally Bates, Lola's mum, said: "We were out walking our West Highland Terrier dog, Freddie, when Lola said there weren't enough dog bins in Cowbit.

"When I noticed that Pinchbeck had dog bins and bag dispensers, I suggested to Lola that she should ask if they could be brought to Cowbit as well.

"Lola wrote up her petition and went door-to-door around the village, telling people what she was trying to do.

MAKE CHANGE: Lola McAllister, with West Highland Terrier Freddie, next to one of the new dog bins and bag dispensers in Cowbit. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-300719-006TW
MAKE CHANGE: Lola McAllister, with West Highland Terrier Freddie, next to one of the new dog bins and bag dispensers in Cowbit. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-300719-006TW

"She is very pleased with herself now because my daughter didn't expect anything to be done and so Lola is glad that people were listening to her."

Helen Vaitkevicieus, of Lincs Dog Training Made Easy which supplied the dog mess bag dispensers, said: "There's no excuse now for dog owners not to pick up their pets' poo.

"But without Lola's influence, the dog poo bag dispensers wouldn't be in Cowbit."

Cowbit district councillor Anthony Casson, who helped in providing the dog bins, said: "Lola came with her petition to July's parish council meeting and, as I was there as well, I decided to take it on board.

TAKING ACTION: Lola McAllister and Freddie (front), Helen and Ray Vaitkevicieus, of Lincs Dog Training Made Easy, and Cowbit district council Anthony Casson next to one of the new dog bins and bag dispensers in Cowbit. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG-300719-002TW
TAKING ACTION: Lola McAllister and Freddie (front), Helen and Ray Vaitkevicieus, of Lincs Dog Training Made Easy, and Cowbit district council Anthony Casson next to one of the new dog bins and bag dispensers in Cowbit. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG-300719-002TW

"Then Lincs Dog Training Made Easy contacted me about the bags and through South Holland District Council, we've been able to put three dog bins and bag dispensers in Cowbit.

"But it wouldn't have happened without Lola who has done an excellent job."

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