New dog poo bins gifted to crack down on dog mess in Pinchbeck
There is no excuse for people not to clean up their dog’s mess in one village - thanks to a gift from a South Holland business.
Lincs Dog Training - Made Easy, run by Helen and Ray Vaitkevicieus, has kindly bought six new dog poo bins, equipped with biodegradable bags so that people can bag and bin any mess.
Money was raised through events such as table top sales and information evenings, alongside fundraising for its main charity for medical detection dogs.
Helen said: “We chose Pinchbeck for these first bins as we hold dog training sessions there. We like to educate people to pick up their dog poo and one of the bins is going in the lane adjacent to the primary school.
“There is often a lot of dog poo in that lane and this will be a reminder to people to put it in the bin.”
Not picking up dog poo in public areas can be classed as an offence and in South Holland people could be liable to a maximum penalty of £1,000.
In Pinchbeck, bins have already been installed outside the hub in Knight Street and in Blue Gowt. Another will be going in Pinchbeck Wood, one in Northgate and one at Crossgate Bridge (known locally as Flaxmill Bridge), and the final bin in the lane by the school.
Helen said that she has also had interest from Cowbit and Holbeach Parish Council for new bins too.
A spokesperson for Pinchbeck Parish Council said: “We were delighted by the generosity from Helen and Ray in helping keep our village free of dog mess and hope that more of our parishioners with dogs will use the new bins.
“We hope to spread the word and understand other parish councils will be installing these bins. We are delighted to be leaders in our field.”
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