Dog owners should ensure that their dogs are kept on their own property to prevent straying and help to reduce the problem of dog fouling. Should you allow your dog to stray then you may be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £80.00, and may also be liable for kennel fees or return to owner fees.
If your dog is not microchipped or licenced then you will have to pay for a licence before it can be returned.
Dog fouling is an extremely sensitive issue. The vast majority of complaints received relate to dog fouling. We want to help ensure that we can all enjoy a clean and pleasant environment free from the dog mess left by irresponsible dog owners.
Patrols of areas are carried out on a regular basis by Wardens particularly where fouling is prevalent. Dog foul bins have been provided for dog owners and we use a range of advisory and warning signage. We may also use CCTV to monitor certain problem areas from time to time.
Where we have evidence that someone has failed to clean up after their dog, we will take formal enforcement action against an offender, for example, fixed penalty notice, caution or prosecution in Court.