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Dog fouling

As well as being an eyesore and a nuisance, on most public land it is an offence under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 not to clear up after your dog after it has fouled. The Council has powers to issue 'on the spot' Fixed Penalty Notices of £50, or to prosecute in the criminal courts, which could lead to a fine of up to £1,000.

Dog fouling should be wrapped and disposed of in one of the many dog or litter bins in the district, or by placing it in your black wheelie bin.

If you see someone failing to clean up after their dog in a public place then try to remember and note down as much detail of the incident as possible, including the date, time and location, and the name and address of the offender if you know it. Where a vehicle is involved please note the make, colour and registration mark of the vehicle, together with a description of the person. To report an incident of dog fouling that you have witnessed, a dog bin which requires emptying, or some fouling on public land which needs clearing please complete our online form below:

Report Dog Fouling / Dog Bin Full