Filton Town Council round-up
The town council will divert £15,000 originally earmarked for the MUGA project towards surfacing the new play park at Elm Park, members of Filton’s Youth Council have been focussing on anti-bullying initiatives, and councillors indicated they wish to support an initiative to improve the problem of dog mess around Filton.
The town council will divert £15,000 originally earmarked for the MUGA project towards surfacing work for the new play park at Elm Park, it has been decided.
Councillors felt the play park work needed to be done as a matter of urgency with summer approaching. The original new homes bonus funding for the project covered equipment but not surfacing and it was felt that with discussions ongoing over the MUGA (multi-use play area) the priority was the play park.
The £15,000 came for ‘106 funding’ which is money given to the council by developers of large projects in the local area.
The MUGA 106 money will hopefully be replaced in future 106 arrangements.
Members of Filton’s Youth Council told councillors that their work in the past year had focussed on anti-bullying initiatives.
This included work with film-makers to produce a short film highlighting the issue, with Filton youngsters taking roles in the production. Five members of the group, pictured above, addressed councillors and delivered a presentation on their work.
Green Dog Walkers
Councillors indicated they wish to support an initiative to improve the problem of dog mess around Filton.
They heard a presentation from Roger Poole of South Glos Council which outlined the ‘Green Dog Walkers scheme.
Dog walkers who sign up for the scheme wear a green armband and pledge to always clean up, always carry doggie bags and always offer a bag to other dog owners.
Mr Poole said the scheme had been highly successful in other areas as it made dog owners more aware of their responsibilities.
Councillors said they were impressed and would be keen to take it forward for Filton.
Mr Poole said the scheme needed the support of a body such as the council to make it work.