Ipswich Borough Council say not all Christchurch Park bins will be removed
PUBLISHED: 19:45 29 January 2018 | UPDATED: 19:45 29 January 2018
Parks bosses at Ipswich Borough Council have moved to allay fears over bin provision in the town’s parks after it admitted it had received a “mixed response” to changes in Christchurch Park.
Some park visitors had raised complaints that more bins were being removed from the park, and that the area would be left only with a few around the entrances and none further in.
But staff from the parks team at Ipswich Borough Council has said that there will be bins within the park itself.
A spokesman said: “We have not taken all the bins out of the park but have introduced large new waste bins at entrances which can be used for dog mess.
“Some bins, including those standing right next to other bins, have been removed along with dog mess bins.
“Use of the new incinerator enables us to burn all our waste and no longer separate dog mess. We have up to six more general waste bins ready for distribution in the park and welcome suggestions from readers about where these can be placed.”
Previously dog mess and general landfill had to be separated, prompting the parks to have individual bins installed, however now all of the town’s waste is delivered to the Great Blakenham incinerator, where dog mess can be burned with landfill.
However, despite the changes, some park visitors said they had to carry rubbish around until they found bins at the main park entrance – which was reported to be full on Sunday afternoon.
The borough council spokesman said that it had a “mixed response” to the changes, which would be reviewed before any potential changes to other parks in the town.
He added that a further six bins were ready to be put in Christchurch Park, and asked park visitors who had recommendations as to where they should go to share their thoughts with staff at the Reg Driver Centre.
The Friends of Christchurch Park was made aware of the changes in December at its committee meeting, and said that it had been informed there would be an extensive programme to inform people of the changes.
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