It is an offence if you do not to clean up after your dog if it has fouled in a public place, and could result in an 'on the spot' fine if you fail to do so.
Dog mess is an eyesore and a health hazard. If you are a dog owner, you have a legal duty to clean up every time your dog messes in a public place.
A small minority of dog walkers do not take their responsibilities for their dog seriously. This means that dog mess is not always cleaned up. This can increase significantly if the case is referred to the Magistrates Court for prosecution.
The council issues on the spot fines to irresponsible dog owners who have failed to clean up after their dog has defecated.
To assist dog owners, warning notices are in place in relevant areas together with a network of dog fouling bins where dog waste can be deposited.
If you require any information or advice, please contact us using the details below and ask for the dog fouling enforcement officer.