West Berkshire Council

37 new dog bag dispensers installed in West Berkshire

A network of 37 new FREE dog bag dispenser stations was launched in West Berkshire today.

Tikspac Dog Bag Dispenser Photocall

Issued on: 3 April 2017

West Berkshire Council's Countryside Team teamed up with Parish Council's and local companies across the district to make the project happen.

The bags and stations have been supplied by Tikspac UK an international company with a market leading concept for clean public spaces. The bags are completely bio-degradable.

The stations have been sponsored by local companies with a keen interest in the environment and corporate social responsibility. They are being hosted by West Berkshire Council, Newbury Town Council, Thatcham Town Council, BBOWT, Holybrook,  Pangbourne, and Purley Parish Councils.

Dominic Boeck, West Berkshire's Executive Member for the Environment said, "I am very pleased that we have been able to install these new stations. Generally, dog owners in West Berkshire are very responsible when it comes to clearing up as they go, but the addition of 37 new bag stations will make it even easier and more convenient for them and to ensure our streets and parks are kept clean."

Pamela Cunningham, UK Market Manager for Tikspac said, "Even the most diligent of dog owners can get caught short sometimes! We're delighted to provide these dog bag dispensers in key dog walking locations across the district to help everyone to enjoy West Berkshire's green spaces and keep the district clean. We are also pleased that so many local businesses and Parish Council's are supporting this project."

 The 37 dispensers are situated on recreation grounds, public access land and rights of way. There are 7 in Newbury, 11 in Thatcham, 5 in Greenham, 6 in Holybrook 3 in Pangbourne and 5 in Purley.

The corporate sponsors are GKG Vets,Petstay,ISS Landscaping,Spotted Dog Pub & Restaurant, Cold Ash,National Airport Links, Pattern Imprint Concrete Supplies.