Dog bin party bites back

A WESTON Town Council working party which was disbanded last month, to the disgust of its members, has been thrown a bone

A WESTON Town Council working party which was disbanded last month, to the disgust of its members, has been thrown a bone.The council's dog bin working party was put down after amenities committee chairman, Councillor Mark Canniford, branded it "a waste of space". But working group member Cllr Roz Willis won the right to have the matter debated at a full council meeting last Tuesday.Cllr Canniford decided to disband the working party because he felt it was "wasting time and money".Cllr Willis said it was unfair as the group was trying to put in place a system to educate people about dogs and the environment. The group had been working on a charter to raise money from local businesses for more dog bins, costing £75 each.Cllr Willis was also upset that her colleague had referred to the group as being like "something out of the Vicar of Dibley."At this week's meeting Cllr Willis said: "I was appalled that professionals who had given their time freely were made to look ridiculous. I don't think we should be treated in such a farcical manner."After pawing over the facts, members voted to reinstate the dog bin working group.


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