An example of an Uckfield Town Council poster currently in use

New idea to rid Uckfield of dog mess

Further work is to be carried out to try and reduce the amount of dog mess on Uckfield roads and pavements.

It is a problem which has blighted the town for many years, as it has most other places in the country.

Uckfield Town Council has a number of initiatives in place to try and persuade people to pick up their dog’s mess.

One scheme highlights that public litter bins can be used by dog walkers to get rid of dog waste bags – there are stickers around the town saying “any bin will do”.

Another scheme is to provide dispensers with plastic bags in public places for people to use.

Norfolk village

Latest idea is to consider implementing a scheme similar to one introduced in the village of Ludham, near Norwich, on the Norfolk Broads.

Uckfield Town Mayor, Cllr Spike Mayhew, heard of the scheme and details were given to last night’s (July 15) meeting of the environment and leisure committee.

Councillors were told that Ludham had organised a scheme whereby bagged dog waste could be put in any privately owned refuse (black) wheelie bin, as long as the bin displayed a sticker.

In Norfolk, the cost has been covered by a private donation.

Uckfield town councillors agreed to investigate costs and would try and ascertain whether there was public support for such a scheme in the town.

Bag dispensers provide at Uckfield green spaces

You can read more about the Ludham scheme (external link)

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