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Scarborough residents fined for dog offences
investigations by our Dog Warden Service, two Scarborough
residents appeared in court on 23 and 30 March for dog fouling and
dog ban offences.
On 23 March, Barry Rowntree
of New Queen Street, Scarborough, was found guilty of an offence of
allowing his dog to foul in Blenheim Terrace and failing to pick up
the faeces. He was fined £75 and ordered to pay £150 costs
and a victim surcharge of £15.
On 30 March, Peter Wright of
Tindall Street, Scarborough, was found guilty in his absence of
contravening the dog ban byelaw in Dean Road Cemetery. He was
fined £80 and ordered to pay £120 costs and a victim surcharge of
£15. The Magistrates made a fine collection order for full
payment in 28 days.
Graham Hibberd, Senior
Dog Warden said:
"The Dog Warden Service is
committed to investigating all cases of dog fouling and will
continue to vigorously enforce dog control legislation to ensure
that the whole borough is a clean and safe place for residents and
"The majority of dog owners
are responsible and I am sure that they would support action
against the irresponsible minority who fail to pick up faeces left
by dogs in public places, which is not only unpleasant but can also
transmit disease to other dogs and humans.
"In addition to clearing up
after their dogs, owners also have a responsibility to ensure their
pets are controlled when in a public place."
To report anyone you witness allowing their dog to foul in a
public place or any other dog related offences please contact the
Dog Warden Service by either telephoning 01723 232323 or emailing