Overflowing Farnworth dog poo bin not emptied for three weeks

Evelyn Qureshi and dog Pippa survey the mess

Evelyn Qureshi and dog Pippa survey the mess

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , politics reporter

BAGS of dog mess were left to rot in a Farnworth park when a bin was not emptied for three weeks.

The bags were left to pile up on the overflowing red bin in Harper Green playing fields, to the disgust of walkers in the area.

Bolton Council has now apologised.

Retired community care worker Evelyn Qureshi walks her dog Pippa around the playing fields most days, and said she was appalled by the state of the bin.

The 79-year-old, who lives in Openshaw Place, said: “It’s a mess. There’s dog bags on the floor and it’s been so full for three weeks now.

“I’ve walked as close as I can to try and put my bag in, but I’ve ended up having to bring it home.

“Everybody is complaining. It is unacceptable.” A council spokesman explained that the bin had been accidentally missed on a round of collections.

He said: “At the start of April, we changed the rotas for street cleansing and unfortunately it looks like this bin has been missed by the new team.

“We apologise for any upset to local residents and will be making sure it is emptied as soon as possible. It will then be emptied through the summer every week.”

In February, The Bolton News reported how dog fouling on the town’s paths and parks led to 1,800 complaints to the council.

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7:02am Thu 24 Apr 14

breightmet kid says...

Yesterday we were told that Bolton Council are going to spend more money on instructing residents of Halliwell on how to re-cycle their waste.

Now we have Bolton Council not emptying dog waste bins that residents have filled and over filled in accordance with Council instructions.

What a farce.
Yesterday we were told that Bolton Council are going to spend more money on instructing residents of Halliwell on how to re-cycle their waste. Now we have Bolton Council not emptying dog waste bins that residents have filled and over filled in accordance with Council instructions. What a farce. breightmet kid
  • Score: 8

10:10am Thu 24 Apr 14

Jim271 says...

Can we issue Bolton Council with a fine for Breach of Contract, for

NOT DOING WHAT WE PAY THEM TO DO!!!!!!!
Can we issue Bolton Council with a fine for Breach of Contract, for NOT DOING WHAT WE PAY THEM TO DO!!!!!!! Jim271
  • Score: 9

7:42pm Thu 24 Apr 14

hal pel says...

Of course it's unacceptable for the council not to empty this bin. I think it's also unacceptable for dog owners to carry on using it anyway. Why complain about a mess while continuing to add to it?
Of course it's unacceptable for the council not to empty this bin. I think it's also unacceptable for dog owners to carry on using it anyway. Why complain about a mess while continuing to add to it? hal pel
  • Score: 9

9:57pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Citizen Cane says...

well said hal pel - why didn't the BN spot that - shows how irresponsible and anti social many dog owners actually are. Bolton Council trotting out its unacceptable excuses also. Dog ownership is cruel and degrading.
well said hal pel - why didn't the BN spot that - shows how irresponsible and anti social many dog owners actually are. Bolton Council trotting out its unacceptable excuses also. Dog ownership is cruel and degrading. Citizen Cane
  • Score: 5

12:14am Fri 25 Apr 14

CarlXVIGustaf says...

Welcome to broken Britain.
Welcome to broken Britain. CarlXVIGustaf
  • Score: -8

8:06am Sat 26 Apr 14

Crap_hole_Bolton says...

Seems right to me. Farnworth is a **** hole...
Seems right to me. Farnworth is a **** hole... Crap_hole_Bolton
  • Score: -1

8:51pm Sat 26 Apr 14

SleepingThunder says...

Citzen Cane :Dog ownership is cruel and degrading,Yes for the owners who have to pick dog poo up & i think the dogs have it good? No one comes & picks my poo up.lol.
Citzen Cane :Dog ownership is cruel and degrading,Yes for the owners who have to pick dog poo up & i think the dogs have it good? No one comes & picks my poo up.lol. SleepingThunder
  • Score: 0

8:09pm Mon 28 Apr 14

lambykins79 says...

Harper Green fields have long since been forgotten by the council, that lady is lucky she hasnt been mowed down by a helmetless scrote on a motorbike by now! I saw a PCSO today on hisa bike, a scruffy unshaven bloke with a faded and dirty hi-viz jacket - what a joke! Tihs is the first one i have seen in months around Harper Green
Harper Green fields have long since been forgotten by the council, that lady is lucky she hasnt been mowed down by a helmetless scrote on a motorbike by now! I saw a PCSO today on hisa bike, a scruffy unshaven bloke with a faded and dirty hi-viz jacket - what a joke! Tihs is the first one i have seen in months around Harper Green lambykins79
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8:11pm Mon 28 Apr 14

lambykins79 says...

lambykins79 says...

Harper Green fields have long since been forgotten by the council, that lady is lucky she hasnt been mowed down by a helmetless scrote on a motorbike by now! I saw a PCSO today on his mountain bike, a scruffy unshaven bloke with a faded and dirty hi-viz jacket - what a joke! This is the first PCSO i have seen in months around Harper Green... edited with spelling and grammar corrections :)
lambykins79 says... Harper Green fields have long since been forgotten by the council, that lady is lucky she hasnt been mowed down by a helmetless scrote on a motorbike by now! I saw a PCSO today on his mountain bike, a scruffy unshaven bloke with a faded and dirty hi-viz jacket - what a joke! This is the first PCSO i have seen in months around Harper Green... edited with spelling and grammar corrections :) lambykins79
  • Score: 0

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