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Dog services

Dog fouling

Dog fouling upsets local residents, spoils the environment, and can even cause serious health problems particularly to children.

It is an offence to not clean up after your dog and you could be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £75. If taken to court, you could face a maximum fine of £1,000.

There are no excuses for failing to clean your dog’s mess – it takes very little time and effort. When walking your dog, make sure you always carry a ‘poop-scoop’ and a doggie bag. That is all you need to keep the town tidy.

Dog bins

We provide dog waste bins in throughout the borough at locations such as parks, pedestrianised areas, grass verges, open green spaces and public footpaths. We also check dog bins on a regular basis and empty them when required.

You can also use any litter bin to dispose dog waste with the condition it is properly bagged. If you would like to request a new dog bin or report an issue with a bin, please complete our online form.

Report dog fouling

Please use this form to let us know if there is a problem with dog fouling in your area or you see someone not cleaning up after their dog.

The information you submit will be sent to the relevant department and will be dealt with in confidence.

Please leave your contact details in case we need more information, or if the case goes to court. If the case does go to court, we will get in touch with you to ask to complete a brief witness statement.

To help us keep the borough clean, please encourage your family and friends to be responsible and pick after their dogs.

Report a dog fouling problem

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