A FIDO machine bought by the council two years ago to clean up dog mess from the streets of North East Lincolnshire is "as much use as a dead dog", according to a Cabinet member.Oh, for….
Alex Wallace, the council's portfolio holder for environment, said the machine, which cost the authority about £18,000, could not be used down side streets or in Grimsby town centre.
Still, could have been worse!
He said that although the council had planned to spend £60,000 on three of the machines, the authority had bought only one and had no plans to purchase the remaining two.A very welcome attack of conscience?
But maybe questions should be asked why they ever bought the first one:
The spokesman said the original Fido machine is still being used at least once a week in the borough.So, basically, on no pavement whatsoever? I mean, can anyone think of a pavement that doesn’t have acres of clutter to negotiate, or where no people ever walk..?
The machine could not be used on pavements where litter bins, lampposts, or parked cars caused an obstruction, or on the pedestrianised part of Victoria Street, in Grimsby, because of the high volume of people.