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Silsden councillor offers to pay for dog bins
9:00am Friday 1st March 2013 in News
A Silsden councillor has offered to pay for dog bins and warning signs out of his Bradford Council budget allocation.
Adrian Naylor will hold a competition for school children in the town to design the signs for local lampposts.
The offer by Coun Naylor, who serves on both Bradford and Silsden councils, came at a public meeting last week to discuss dog fouling problems in Silsden.
Silsden Town Council agreed to work on potential solutions with Aire View and Hothfield schools, Bradford Council officers, and a parents' group currently campaigning against fouling.
Coun Naylor said one plan was to repeat the success of a “bag it, bin it” campaign run three years ago with sponsorship from ward councillors.
He said: “We decided on a co-ordinated approach, to see if we can educate people.
“The intention is to put banner-style signs on bins and lampposts. We will move them about so there's an impact.”