Jun 21 2013

Harrow Council: Listens to Residents over Dog Bins

dogpooCredit where it is due… Harrow Council has listened to the uproar from residents over the planned removal of dog waste bins from parks.

According to a press release this morning:

The decision to remove the bins was made as part of this year’s budget by the previous administration. The council has reviewed the decision, taking into account the opinions of Harrow’s residents, and the bins will be kept in the borough’s parks.

Harrow Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment and Community Safety, Councillor Asad Omar, said: “Harrow Council takes engaging with its residents very seriously and we are always listening to what they have to say. Harrow’s residents showed us that they were not happy with the plans to remove the dog bins and we have listened to them by deciding to keep the bins in our parks.”

Conservative Group Leader, Cllr. Susan Hall, said: “I am very pleased that Independent Labour have said they will review the cut to dog waste collections. It’s a cut which should never have been made in the first place, and which only came to light because the Conservatives pressed for a breakdown of the figures in Labour’s last budget. However, that budget contained just under £1 million of other cuts to precious public realm services – like street sweeping and park locking – which remain set to go ahead. We know how much Harrow residents value these services, so I strongly urge Independent Labour look at reversing some of these additional cuts as well.”

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  1. Cllr Willy Stoodley

    You might care to mention that it was an ILG decision – noticably absent from your article.

  2. Willy – Thought that where Susan Hall said: “I am very pleased that Independent Labour have said…” that that was sufficient?

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