DOG urine and wheelie bins are taking the shine off the new Pembroke Gardens, say some Bridlington residents.
Despite the garden being open since last August when it hosted the British Town Crier championships, it still does not have any permanent dustbins, and the multi-million pound development is currently blighted by two large green wheelie bins.
In addition, some residents have complained to the Free Press that the block seating does not effectively absorb liquid and, as a result, the seats are often covered with sprays of dog urine.
One resident angry about these design oversights is Lee Brewin, of Cardigan Road, who said: “It just seems like a waste of money to me.
“I don’t mind the design of the gardens, but I do object to the blocks.
“They are constantly covered in dog pee, and I don’t understand why there are no litter bins.
“To spend all that money on the gardens and then put in a couple of big green wheelie bins is just ridiculous, and why they didn’t foresee the dog pee problem is just beyond me.”
A council spokeswoman said that the authority was planning to install permanent stainless steel bins in the garden and explained that there is already a seal on the seating to protect it.
She said: “The council is going to try and pick up on dog owners and tell them to show greater consideration to the public when in the area with their dogs.
“The council is obviously going to ensure that the area is as clean as possible at all times, but unfortunately it is down to the dog owners letting their dogs go anywhere.
“The seats have already been treated with a seal so there is nothing more we can do in that department.”