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Groomsport - Councillor Peter J. Martin

DUP Councillors deliver new bins for Groomsport and Ballycrochan

Thursday 20th June 2013

We were approached by some constituents in Cove Bay and in Kenbrooke Crescent concerning dog bags full of waste being tossed into local gardens. The affected residents were asking for new dog bins to alleviate this problem. At our request Council Officers assessed the need for this new provision. A couple of weeks ago one of the new bins was installed on Groomsport beach at the bottom of the Cove Bay development.

Joint DUP Press Release Cllr Peter Martin and Cllr Peter Weir MLA 

We were approached by some constituents in Cove Bay and in Kenbrooke Crescent concerning dog bags full of waste being tossed into local gardens. The affected residents were asking for new dog bins to alleviate this problem. At our request Council Officers assessed the need for this new provision. A couple of weeks ago one of the new bins was installed on Groomsport beach at the bottom of the Cove Bay development. 

In the next few weeks another new bin will also be placed in ‘The Plantation’ just off Kenbrooke Crescent, a favourite spot for local dog walkers. Both of these areas were in real need of greater provision to encourage dog owners who had already bagged their dog mess to then deposit it into a council waste bin. 

Cllr Peter Martin 

“I’m delighted that we were able to deliver these new facilities for our constituents. I would especially like to thank Mrs Margaret Caughey for bringing the matter at Cove Bay to our attention. Two new dog bins may not sound much, but to the people affected by dog waste it is a very welcome outcome. I would encourage all responsible dog owners in North Down to use these new bins as a convenient way of disposing of dog waste” 

Cllr Peter Weir MLA 

“Our beaches, parks and green spaces are the jewel in the crown for North Down, and it is important that we do all that we can to ensure they can be enjoyed by everyone. The vast majority of our dog owners are highly responsible but we need to ensure that we provide them with the facilities to enable them to be responsible. This is therefore a very welcome step in the right direction.” 

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