Report dog fouling

The team will investigate the incident and appropriate action will be taken against offenders where possible.

Report dog fouling

Wherever possible, provide the following information about the incident:

  • Date and time
  • Location
  • Description of the person in charge of the dog
  • Description of the dog
  • If they arrived in a vehicle, a description of the vehicle
  • How far away you were when the incident occurred
  • What kind of view you had

We have one animal warden who promotes responsible dog ownership. They can issue fixed penalty dog fouling notices to dog owners who allow their dogs to foul public land.

Failure to clean up your dog mess

Owners must clear up after their dogs on all land to which the public have access. Failure to clear up after your dog can result in a £100 fixed penalty notice.

If the fine is not paid, the case will be taken to court. When an offence is committed the individual in charge of the dog can be prosecuted and face a fine of up to £1,000.

When walking your dog, always carry a poop scoop or suitable receptacle to pick up your dog's faeces. These can be put in a dog waste bin or taken home for disposal. If this is not possible, ensure it is wrapped and placed in an ordinary litter bin.