Dog fouling

It is illegal to not pick up dog mess from any public place or footpath that is left by your dog or a dog you are looking after.

We can issue fines of £50 to anyone seen not clearing up after their dog. If you are prosecuted in court, you could receive a maximum fine of £1,000.

Dog mess on streets and grass verges will be cleaned as part of the street cleaning schedule. Action may be taken if it is a significant problem ie outside a school, or on a regular basis.

In parks

Dog mess can be wrapped in a plastic bag and put into ordinary litter bins or taken home for disposal with household rubbish. 

Disposing of dog mess

Dog mess can be placed in any litter bin as it's regarded as waste/refuse.  Do not put in any resident's bin without permission, unless it's your own. 

Report a problem

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