Our aim is to investigate all complaints received with a primary focus being targeted at dog fouling hotspots. 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 informaton regarding the offender (name, adress 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 do 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 plastic bag. The bag should be as small as possible otherwise the bin quickly becomes full of plastic rather than dog waste. 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.