Dog Fouling

The council will investigate all complaints received, however the level of service provided can vary depending upon the quality of information reported to us. 

For example, we would be in a better position to take action should you be able to provide a full description of what happened, including; date, time, location, description/identity of the dog/owner; any information regarding the offender (name, address etc). You may be asked to provide a witness statement. You will be provided with information and help with this. If the fixed penalty is not paid it is likely that you would be asked to attend court.

To tackle dog fouling issues we rely on help from members of the public reporting issues and providing us with sufficient levels of evidence.


What should I use to clear up after my dog?

Please pick up dog faeces with something like a small bag.  Please do not throw your bagged waste into the hedge. Instead, take it to the nearest litter/dog waste bin. Anyone caught throwing bagged dog waste will face a fixed penalty or prosecution.