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No dog waste bin facilities in safe area

Reported anonymously at 18:09, Friday 9 February 2018

Sent to Mid Sussex District Council and West Sussex County Council less than a minute later

There is only one dog waste bin in the whole area around Hurst Farm Road and that is by the duck pond. Between November and March this area is inaccessible after 4-5pm and therefore the only bin is inaccessible as the area around the duck pond has no lighting. It is also muddy and slippy in the area as the path hasn't been maintained well from Southlands to the duck pond. This is even more dangerous for more elderly dog owners or and completely inaccessible to some with physical disabilities. We are now experiencing an increase in people not picking up dog waste as there is no place to deposit it. Conversely we noted last week that the recreation ground on Lingfield Road has 3 or 4 dog waste bins whilst our whole community suffers from having one unaccessible bin.... Suggested area for additional bin: Corner of Harvest Hill/Musgrave Avenue, corner of Musgrave Avenue/Hurst Farm Road, corner of Harvest Hill/Hurst Farm Road, corner of Southlands/Hurst Farm Road (either end).

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  • Bin has not been relocated to a safe position. Advised that the bin may not be repositioned because East Grinstead Town Council won’t pay for the bins to be emptied if they are not on CC land. All the time there is a risk to the safety of local residents, albeit less so in the Summer months. Some common sense from someone that can influence this would be appreciated.

    Posted anonymously at 22:41, Wednesday 23 May 2018

  • Bin still not moved. Clocks will go back in October rendering the only dog bin in the area unusable to most local dog walkers as the pond path is unlit (and therefore unsafe) and very muddy for the autumn and winter period.

    Posted anonymously at 21:46, Wednesday 12 September 2018

  • Clocks go back on Sunday. This bin will be unusable after 5pm from that date due to no lighting until April. It will be unusable anyway once it gets wet as the path is not fit for purpose and the nosing on the steps to the pond that have been installed are lethal once wet. Actually it’s regularly unusable as it’s full to bursting most of the time... There are no other dog bins in the local area, any chance of not getting fobbed off by the Council or East Grinstead Council getting involved for their residents??

    Posted anonymously at 21:41, Tuesday 23 October 2018

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