MARK PARISH COUNCIL

March 2022

 

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Litter Picking Day Friday 18th March at 10am

 

We are delighted to let you know that on Friday 18th March at 10am the Parish Council are holding a litter picking day and we hope you can join us to help at the Village Hall car park at 10am. We are grateful that National Grid are joining us this year to help litter pick as part of their Community Support Programme.

 

For 18 years the Parish Council have held a litter picking day in February/March but unfortunately last year this did not happen due to Covid Restrictions so there will be plenty to do this year.

 

We would ask you all to please KEEP OUR VILLAGE TIDY.  Unfortunately, there are a few who do not i.e., cans/ litter/ dog poo, to name but a few of the items left around our roads and grass verges. There are two Dog Rubbish bins in the village - one on Jubilee Green opposite the White Horse Pub, with the other at the village hall car park and The Council is looking to place another dog bin along Little Moor Road.

 

The Parish Council would like to thank Mick Lockyer and other folk who do litter pick on a regular basis around the village, so if you can please all of you TAKE YOUR LITTER HOME

 

Fly Tipping and Roadside Litter

 

The Parish Council is keenly aware of fly-tipping and discarded rubbish thrown in verges and reports such deposits to Sedgemoor District Council. 

 

If you know about those who fly-tip, inform your District Council immediately. If you see fly-tipping take no risks. Do not touch anything fly-tipped or approach fly-tippers, but when it is safe, please contact our local council customer services at Sedgemoor District Council with any details.

 

SDC Clean Surrounds has an investigation capability and will challenge suspects provided there is the evidence, such as labels, invoices, documents giving names and addresses and, of course, sightings.  Local intelligence of offenders is essential.  While ‘professional’ fly tippers tend not to leave anything linked to them, someone, somewhere knows who these people might be.  In the meantime, the Parish Council will continue to report deposits, at present about once a week. 

 

Dogs and sheep – Walking with dogs

 

This is the time of year that there are a lot of sheep with their lambs in fields around the Parish so please take extra care when out and about walking with your dogs.

 

It can be all too easy to become complacent when walking your dogs, after all it is something, we do every day. But remember, the resulting loss of life if your dog escapes your control - even for a moment - can be devastating.

 

Do not be caught out - follow these top tips:

  • Be aware of the effects of sheep-worrying, and let others know too.
  • Make sure you know where your dog is always.
  • If you are letting your dog off the lead, be confident there are no livestock nearby.
  • Be sure that your dog will return to you promptly on command and if in doubt, keep them on the lead.

 

Next Meeting

The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday 1st

March 2022 at the Church Hall starting at 7.00pm

 

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