Installation of two new dog waste bins in Belstead Brook Park a ‘joint effort’

Dog litter bin at Bobbits Lane car park, Ipswich.

Dog litter bin at Bobbits Lane car park, Ipswich.

Two new bins have been installed for dog-walkers in Belstead Brook Park after bags of waste were seen piled up in areas of the 250 acre green space.

The bins were supplied and installed by The Greenways Project, which helps maintain the park along with the Friends of Belstead Brook Park.

Greenways project manager, James Baker has lauded the outcome as a “joint effort” and “the very spirit of partnership”.

The decision was agreed following a meeting between Pinewood Parish Council, Babergh District Council, the bin emptying contractor and Greenways.

The two bins were put up by Greenways volunteers two weeks ago, one at the Bobbits Lane car park and another at the entrance to Kiln Meadow Local Nature Reserve on Marbled White Drive.

The new facilities join the two existing dog waste bins that are placed at Burnett Meadow and the junction of Bobbits Lane and Ellenbrook Road.

Mr Baker said that there had been a “clear demand” for extra bins in the area, due to the build up of bagged waste and mess in the surrounding park.

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He added: “Hopefully now with these new bins those few dog owners who do not clear up will have no excuse.”

Belstead Brook Park includes Spring Wood, Millennium Wood, Kiln Meadow, Bobbits Lane Meadows, Bourne Park Reedbeds, Bourne Park and Belstead Meadows.