Dog and animal fouling
Call our Anti-Social Behaviour Reporting Line: 01723
384444 to report animal fouling.
In an emergency an officer may be available on
01723 351558 out-of-office hours.
Why should I clean up after my dog?
Under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 (to see a copy of
the Act please go to the OPSI
) it is an offence to allow a dog to foul in any area
open to the public, without the person who is in charge of the dog
clearing up the mess immediately.
The Council will either issue a fixed penalty notice
(currently £50) or prosecute offenders through the Courts (maximum