Are you fed up with dog mess on the street? How many times have you walked in it? How many times have you complained to friends, family or local authorities? The situation doesn’t improve.
Dog fouling is a complex and emotive issue. Look in any local newspaper and you will see a catalogue of complaints. Many will direct their wrath at local councils for not promptly removing the mess – rather than at the root cause of the problem: irresponsible dog owners who show every contempt for their environment and neighbours.
It is an offence for a person in control of a dog not to clean up immediately if the dog has fouled on public land. Failure to clean up dog fouling will result in a fixed penalty fine of £100 or even prosecution at the magistrates’ court. This can result in a fine of up to £1,000.
!WarningDog owners should automatically bring a poop-scoop or disposable plastic bag with them when leaving home with their dog
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Steps we will take
Councils are forced to clean up dog waste as a necessary measure in protecting the local community from the dangers of infective dog faeces.
Every year we spend thousands of pounds on street cleaning and enforcement action, money that could be better spent enhancing our area if only all dog owners ‘scooped the poop’!
We are very aware of the problems this anti-social behaviour brings and is keen to deter offenders. To this end a number of measures have been put in place to promote a more responsible attitude towards dog ownership and apprehend those who continually act in an irresponsible manner.
patrols at peak times – early mornings and late evenings when owners are most active with dogs
provision of litter bins to dispose of the used poop-scoops
visits to schools and community groups – educating children and adults in the importance of dog care and control
Dog Control Orders preventing dogs from being in certain areas
Fines for dog fouling
A fixed penalty of £100 will be issued for not cleaning up after your dog. You must pay the fine within 14 days to avoid the possibility of prosecution.
We do not accept payment by instalment.
Paying a fine
You can pay on-line online using the button below.