Anger as full dog mess bins are left to overflow
email@example.com Plastic bags full of dog mess were left littering a Kennington street for more than a week.
While residents of some roads in the borough were lamenting the lack of refuse and recycling collections taking place, people living around Kennington green were suffering from a separate waste problem.
Dog bins in the area were not emptied, leading to excrement being left on the surrounding streets.
Grasmere Road resident Trevor Groves, 58, said: “It’s been the hottest week of the year, and the state of the green is disgusting. “There are usually fairly regu- lar collections, but no one has been out for more than a week.
“We’re trying to get village green status, so we usually keep the area very clean, but bags have piled up, the seagulls have ripped them open, and there is dogs’ mess everywhere.”
Mr Groves added: “We’ve tried to report it to the council, but it’s almost impossible to speak to anyone.”
An Ashford Borough Council spokesman said on Tuesday that it has been out to empty the bins since the problems were reported.
The spokesman added: “We received reports that the dog bin in Kennington green was full to capacity, and it has now been emptied.
“This was an isolated incident, and we apologise for any inconvenience.”