Liberal Democrats Inspect Ashenbury Park, Coronation Ward Following Removal Of Dog Waste Bins

Liberal Democrats inspected Ashenbury Park over the weekend after a deluge of comments from residents in Woodley and found dog waste bags hanging on posts where there used to be dog waste bins. The Liberal Democrats say that Wokingham Borough’s decision to mix dog poo with normal litter is disgusting –┬áit may be legal, but that does not make it right for our communities.

In Ashenbury Park, many normal litter bins are placed near to park benches, whereas dog bins were placed away from seating areas until they were axed by the Tories. Catherine Bearder, Lib Dem candidate for the South East in the European Elections said, “Judging from the smell from the dog waste in the litter bin this weekend there won’t be many people taking a relaxing break or eating a picnic on the benches this summer!”

Cllr Gareth Epps, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary campaigner for Reading East said, “Responsible parents have always taught their children to put rubbish into litter bins, but I can see them having second thoughts if the bins are full of dog waste –removing the dog bins was a bad idea and was badly implemented.”

Local Lib Dem Councillors from all over Wokingham have been told by residents that more dog waste is being left lying in the grass and on pavements since this new policy was implemented by Wokingham Conservatives. Prue Bray, leader of the Lib Dem group on Wokingham Borough Council said, “Residents valued this important service and the Lib Dem group at Wokingham call on the Tory Executive to bring back our dog bins.”

Published by Woodley & Whitegates Liberal Democrats, 26 Farriers Close Woodley, Reading RG5 3DD.

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