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Uckfield initiative to try and reduce dog mess on council land

Free dog waste bags may be provided on Uckfield Town Council-owned land.

Councillors have agreed in principle to go ahead with a scheme with a private company which would provide the dispensers and biodegradable bags.

The costs would be funded by advertising – three ads per dispensing station.

Legal issues

Last night (October 2), members of the environment and leisure committee decided the scheme should go proceed, as long as no legal problems cropped up.

TiksPac, which has a registered office in Kensington Square, London, is the company putting forward the idea which it says will contribute in a tangible way to “the clean public space”.

The company would provide the town council with a TiksPac station for ten sites and sufficient dog waste bins to fill the stations.

Any damaged stations would be replaced without charge to the council.

Appropriate ads

A mechanism will be in place to prevent to ensure a single dispense of each bag.

Advertising on sites will be appropriate to the location, councillors were told.

Town council staff will have to fill the dispensing stations.

Locations of the dispenser stations will be decided later by town councillors, if the scheme goes ahead.

They were advised that by using town council land there would be no need to seek or pay for licences from other authorities.

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