** UPDATE ON SOUTH GARE DOG BAG STEPS**

๐Ÿ’ฉSo Iโ€™m off down to the South Gare to tackle another mountain of dog walkers dog poo bags, left at the access to the beach. This is their route and views but still they create this ungodly fly infested, environmental disaster where families and visitors walk past gobsmacked.

๐Ÿ’ฉ Today hopeful news!

๐Ÿ’ฉ The South Gare is one of the most tranquil beautiful parts of the borough. It is also one of the most problematic areas for fly tipping, litter and anti-social dog fouling in the entire borough. Today we took another step closer to that being resolved through an email from the Assistant Director for Neighbourhoods. ๐Ÿšš

๐Ÿ’ฉ For six years as you know I have โ€œdoggedlyโ€ pushed this issue and drawn attention to it. The goal is to get a solution to these anti-social problems. Today we took a step closer in negotiations that would in the first instance manage dog waste from walkers and litter immeasurably.

๐Ÿ’ฉ Dog walkers leaving behind their dog waste at these steps onto the beach which has for decades been unmanaged and unmonitored. The most obvious solution to resolve this has been to install bins and a regular collection. But that requires an agreement and contract.

๐Ÿ’ฉ I have continued to engage with PD Portsโ€™ CEO Frans Cadje and for the past two years with Redcar and Cleveland Borough Councilโ€™s MD John Sampson following the departure of his predecessor Amanda Skelton, who was also very active in trying to establish an agreement.

๐Ÿ’ฉ It has never been a straightforward issue with other parties involved such as Tata Steel and issues occurring around the access road ownership, the development of the STDC and now the Teesworks.

๐Ÿ’ฉ It is yet to be agreed but the email below is a strong indicator. I have everything crossed. As soon as I know one way or the other I will of course be howling it from the rooftops! ๐Ÿถ

๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿคž๐ŸปWe are close ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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I am aware that we have ongoing issues affecting the South Gare, particularly linked to visitors to the area that leave litter and / or dog waste in the locality.

โ€œIn an effort to reduce this, we have made a service offer to PD Ports which would include the installation of two additional bins close to the steps where we have particular ongoing issues โ€“ and the intention is that the Council will empty these two bins on a twice weekly frequency.

โ€œI am waiting to receive confirmation from PD Ports that they agree to this proposal. Subject to their agreement, we shall look to commence the service at the earliest opportunity.โ€

Service Lead โ€“ Streetscene, Waste & Countryside
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Related post:

The South Gare, Redcar – Beautiful, loved and abused

One comment

  1. Well done Carl such an easy solution that has taken so much time to iron out it amazes me how some people just enjoy putting barriers in front of an easy fix when all it comes down to is money..

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