Dog bins and litter bins: update Jan 2006
At long last,
after three years, we have new dog bins on Honeyholes Lane, by Dunholme Village
Hall-three days after my email to WLDC. Thankyou very much, WLDC: very much
[It does not matter WHO achieved these new bins: STOP BICKERING: CONCENTRATE ON INEXPENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS FOR WELTON
This is a metal bin. All dogbins
should be metal, domehead antitamper nuts on the outside to prevent dismantling,
metal to avoid blowtorching, locked to avoid vandalism.
Congratulations, West Lindsay.
On the Ryland Road S&SC field, all bins have exposed 1/2" nuts-easily undone. One near the S&SC is still flimsy plastic, easily blowtorched. Welton Parish Council obviously have no say in the specification. Umpteen metal poles still remain-no thought given to minimalistic planning and placement of these items...
We have unfortunately got the cheaper concrete fragile litter bins, easily broken by a well- aimed hobnail boot or timber spar. They were installed fitted with roofs, but these were instantly removed-allegedly because they did not fit. Phil and Roger confided that they were unlikeky to be returned.
[I believe WPC or the WLDC emptier demanded "no rooves" because they are cheaper and easier to empty if they are unlocked and unroofed. It is crazy to have no rooves-we have just replaced like with like-dogs and foxes can still get in too easily.
Glasdon "Burton Waters" type [which I suggested to WLDC and WPC] would have been far more durable, attractive and classier, but WPC does not do "class", merely cheap!
The one on the Village Green looks totally out of place in a Conservation area in the centre of the village!!!
|The bin we should have by Glasdon, as at Burton Waters|
The new "council estate" bin, as installed-with roof
The old bin-too low, no roof
-?because its cheaper?
Halehluya!!! We now have rooves back!!!
Present count: one lid gone already! If you use a gas key to lock them...