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Animal warden service

Dog fouling

Report dog fouling

The team will investigate the incident and appropriate action will be taken against offenders where possible.  Wherever possible, provide the following information;

  • the day, date, location and time that the incident occurred
  • a description of the person in charge of the dog at the time the incident occurred
  • a description of the dog that they were walking
  • 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 which is reduced to £80 if paid within the initial ten days of issue.  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 £1000.

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.

Last updated Wednesday, 15th September 2021

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