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A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) against the anti-social behaviour of dog fouling in public areas was introduced across the Borough on Monday 31 October 2016.
It was introduced following a consultation open to residents and organisations. The PSPO applies to all public land along with all locations where the public has permission to access private land and enables the Council to continue enforcing against dog fouling following changes in national legislation.
If you are aware of anyone not clearing up after their dog please contact us. Any information provided will be dealt with confidentially.
To report issues of dog fouling in confidence:
If you do not know the dog owner, please let us know:
the time that you witnessed it
a brief description of the dog and owner.
If you know the owner and are willing to give us a statement we can approach the dog owner and in some cases, will issue a fixed penalty notice.
Good information such as times, a date, description of the dog or owner is very helpful but it needs to be witnessed.
Under the above PSPO, owners are required to clear up after their dogs in public areas. Failure to do this will result in a fixed penalty charge of £100 or a fine in court of up to £1000.
Set a good example - always clear up after your own dog.