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Dog poo bins are installed at Digley reservoir

Yorkshire Water are pleased to announce that two dog poo bins have just been installed at Digley Reservoir in an attempt to reduce the amount of dog fouling there.

Alastair Harvey, Recreation Advisor said: ‘We’ve recently improved sections of the walking route at Digley reservoir which is located south-west of Holmfirth near Holmebridge. Now we’ve had some warmer weather the issue of dog mess left on the paths has been raised again. We’ve been made aware that a minority of dog walkers have not been picking up the fouling by their dogs and this has spoilt the experience for other visitors.”

There are two car parks at the reservoir, Digley Quarry car park to the north of the reservoir, off Digley Royd Lane, and a second to the south across the dam wall. A bin has been installed just outside each of these car parks.

Alastair added “We’ve entered into a partnership agreement with Kirklees Council for the provision and servicing of these bins. We’d like to thank our colleagues at Kirklees Council for the speed in which they installed the bins. Dogs are welcome but we ask their walkers to act responsibly and pick up any fouling and keep them on short leads at all times, particularly at this time of the year when there may be lambs and nesting birds in the fields and on the moorland.”

“We hope that all dog walkers will bag fouling now and place it in one of the new bins to ensure that all visitors can enjoy their walks around the reservoir without having to dodge the mess.”

Digley Reservoir is a very popular recreation destination for visitors who head there to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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