Parish council left with Warkworth dog bin decision

County councillors have welcomed plans to reinstate a litter and dog waste bin on a popular walking route in Warkworth.

Friday, 23rd August 2019, 12:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th August 2019, 12:08 am
Warkworth Castle reflecting in the River Coquet

Northumberland County Council had received a 62-signature petition calling for a bin which had been removed from a path alongside the River Coquet to be put back.

Members of the North Northumberland Local Area Council have supported a decision that the litter bin should be replaced, albeit 1000m away at the end of the public right of way.

The location of the original bin on the middle of the walk presented a number of operational difficulties in that the collection vehicle could not safely park close to it. The county and parish councils felt there were sufficient alternative bins and a decision was therefore taken to remove it. The decision was reviewed on receipt of the petition.

However, Warkworth Parish Council must now decide whether to pay for it.