To reinforce efforts to tackle dog fouling in specific areas of concern deemed 'hotspot' areas, signage will be put up and letters delivered in the neighbourhood calling on residents to report the persons responsible.
Promoting the message
Council vehicles will also display signage with a dedicated telephone number and email address with which members of the public can contact the Council in confidence to report those who offend.
We will continue to take a proactive approach in enforcement of environmental crime. Anyone who is caught allowing their dog to foul in a public place and failing to clean it up will face a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice. Failure to pay the Notice will result in prosecution with a maximum fine of £1000. This is the same for those who commit the offence of littering.
If you would like to take a stand against dog fouling in your community, report offenders to our Environmental Enforcement Team, providing as much as the following information as possible.
- The times that the offences are being committed
- The locations where the offences are being committed
- A description of the dog
- A description of the owner or person responsible
- If the dog owner is using a car, a description of the car and the number plate
How you can report dog fouling:
Report it online here
Phone: 08000 934 364